bearberry

noun bear·ber·ry \ -ˌber-ē , -ˌbe-rē \

Definition of bearberry

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

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First Known Use of bearberry

1625


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bearberry

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

medical Definition of bearberry

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

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