Squashberry

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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squashberry Viburnum edule, a shrub of Canada and the northern USA, which bears juicy red ‘berries’ (not true berries, as each contains a large stone). The fruits bear some resemblance to those of the cranberry tree, V. trilobum, but are smaller and less acid. They are used raw or cooked, in jellies, etc. An alternative name is ‘mooseberry’.