from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A northeast North American shrub (Elaeagnus commutata) having silvery flowers, leaves, and berries.
  • n. See oleaster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A genus, Elaeagnus, of about 50-70 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees with alternate leaves, primarily native to temperate and subtropical regions of Asia.
  • n. The fruit of such a plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tree or shrub (Elæagnus argentea) with silvery foliage and fruit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shrub, Elæagnus argentea,. found from Minnesota westward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deciduous unarmed North American shrub with silvery leaves and fruits
  • n. deciduous shrubby tree of Europe and western Asia having grey leaves and small yellow fruits covered in silvery scales; sometimes spiny
  • n. deciduous unarmed North American shrub with silvery leaves and fruits


silver +‎ berry (Wiktionary)


  • Other winter wonders are hybrids of some garden favorites with unusual foliage, including a gold-leafed butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii 'Golden Purple'), a sky flower with green leaves splashed with white, (Duranta repens 'White Lace'), and a silverberry (Elaeagnus ebbingei 'Gilt Edge') with dark olive leaves edged in gold.

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