soopolallie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Chinook Jargon, from soop (soap) (from English) + olallie, ollalie (berry) (from a Kwak'wala or Chinook word for berries). Compare English soapberry.

Noun[edit]

soopolallie (plural soopolallies)

  1. A variety of deciduous shrub (Shepherdia canadensis), the Canadian buffaloberry, the red fruit/berries of which may be used in the production of a frothy, aromatic drink.

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