Definition of gallberry in English:


nounplural noun gallberries

(also gallberry holly)
  • A North American holly with shiny leaves and white flowers.

    Genus Ilex, family Aquifoliaceae: the tall gallberry (I. coriacea) of the southeastern US, and the more widespread low gallberry (I. glabra), with black berries and nearly spineless leaves

    ‘A human path through the swamp is carved with a machete, although the resulting trail often seems like a feeble attempt at penetrating the hidden blackwater ponds and the massive jungles of titi, smilax, gallberry, cypress, and gum.’
    • ‘I was stunned until I took a walk through the woods and found gallberries and palmetto berries everywhere.’
    • ‘He also planted hundreds of fruiting shrubs including blueberries, gallberries, and hollies.’
    • ‘This landscape of scattered pines with a dense groundcover including gallberry is one of the most common landscapes in Florida.’
    • ‘Burning and disking appears to set back gallberry more than does burning alone, but disking probably does not kill gallberry except during periods of very low soil moisture.’



/ˈɡôlˌberē/ /ˈɡɔlˌbɛri/