bearberry

noun
bear·​ber·​ry | \ ˈber-ˌber-ē How to pronounce bearberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē \

Definition of bearberry

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

Examples of bearberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hyper Skin’s latest face mask will leave you radiant while also working to fade dark spots with niacinamide and bearberry. Darian Symoné Harvin, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 The line’s debut product, Hyper Clear, helps to heal hyperpigmentation while simultaneously enhancing glow with its blend of vitamin C, vitamin E, kojic acid, hyaluronic acid, turmeric, and bearberry. Vogue, 10 Mar. 2022 The mask contains a powerful AHA pair of glycolic acid and mandelic acid to clear congested pores and brighten dull skin, while niacinamide and bearberry help erase persistent dark spots. Essence, 21 Mar. 2022 This serum makes skin tone and texture appear smoother while fading dark spots with its L-ascorbic acid, vitamins A and E, and bearberry, among other hardworking ingredients. Akili King, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2021 Derived from the bearberry plant or pear tree leaves, arbutin is a natural derivative of hydroquinone that prevents melanin formation. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, 23 Mar. 2021 The line’s debut product, Hyper Clear, helps to heal hyperpigmentation while simultaneously enhancing glow with its blend of vitamin C, vitamin E, kojic acid, hyaluronic acid, turmeric and bearberry. Akili King, Vogue, 20 Dec. 2019 My seat is a cushion of moss, lupines, bearberry and nearby blueberries now ready to pick. Alaska Dispatch News, 5 Aug. 2017 Also known by what’s surely a Balderdash word (kinnikinnick), the bearberry plant is one of nature’s most potent skin brighteners. Lexi Novak, Allure, 26 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bearberry

1677, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bearberry was in 1677

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Last Updated

2 May 2022

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“Bearberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearberry. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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bearberry

noun
bear·​ber·​ry | \ -ˌber-ē, British often & US sometimes -b(ə-)rē \
plural bearberries

Medical Definition of bearberry

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

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