bearberry

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bear·ber·ry

noun \-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of BEARBERRY

:  a trailing evergreen plant (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) of the heath family with astringent foliage and red berries

First Known Use of BEARBERRY

1625

bear·ber·ry

noun \-ˌber-ē, British often & US sometimes -b(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bear·ber·ries

Medical Definition of BEARBERRY

: a trailing evergreen plant (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) of the heath family (Ericaceae) with astringent foliage and red berries—see uvaursi

bearberry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Flowering, prostrate, evergreen shrub (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) of the heath family, growing widely throughout North America in rocky and sandy woods and open areas. It has woody stems that are often 5–6 ft (1.5–1.8 m) long. Roots develop from stem joints, and the plant spreads, forming a broad, massive ground cover. The foliage turns bronzy in winter. The white, pink, or pink-tipped flowers are shaped like a narrow-mouthed bell. The berries are red.

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