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 My seat is a cushion of moss, lupines, bearberry and nearby blueberries now ready to pick. Alaska Dispatch News, "With the waning miles of a trans-Alaska trek come changes visible — and invisible," 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, "4 Natural Skin-Care Ingredients That'll Transform Your Skin," 26 June 2017 Bearberry should help fade dark spots in about four to six weeks. Lexi Novak, Allure, "4 Natural Skin-Care Ingredients That'll Transform Your Skin," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of bearberry

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bearberry was in 1625

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“Bearberry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearberry. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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