Definition of snowberry in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsnōˌberē/ /ˈsnoʊˌbɛri/


  • A North American shrub of the honeysuckle family, bearing white berries and often cultivated as an ornamental or for hedging.

    Symphoricarpos albus, family Caprifoliaceae

    • ‘However, in hedgerows, aliens like fuchsia, buddleia and snowberry are pushing out native species like spindle and guelder rose.’
    • ‘In the autumn it is intended to plant fruiting species of trees, including gelda rose, hawthorn, hazel, thorn and snowberry.’
    • ‘Along the walls and raised beds I planted ferns, vine maple, Indian plum, ocean spray, snowberry, currants, and other low-maintenance shrubs.’
    • ‘Red elderberry, snowberry, and a species of prickly currant are common in the shrub zone.’
    • ‘Matings between species occur on occasion, but the hybrid offspring are short lived because they are believed to do much worse on either blueberry or snowberry than its parents.’



/ˈsnōˌberē/ /ˈsnoʊˌbɛri/