bunchberry

noun
bunch·​ber·​ry | \ ˈbənch-ˌber-ē How to pronounce bunchberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of bunchberry

: a creeping perennial herb (Cornus canadensis) of the dogwood family that has whorled leaves and white floral bracts and bears clusters of red berries

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England was represented by a rose hand-embroidered in silk thread and organza, for example, and Canada by the bunchberry. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry wearing a wedding dress designed by Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller," 19 May 2018 Across the lake, the Nash Preserve features the state's only natural white pine bluff, where rare bunchberry grows in an upland fen. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Geauga County's Snow Lake Preserve is environmental keystone of Cuyahoga Wetlands: (photos, videos)," 6 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bunchberry

1845, in the meaning defined above

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