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

Examples of bunchberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web England was represented by a rose hand-embroidered in silk thread and organza, for example, and Canada by the bunchberry. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, 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, 6 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bunchberry

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunchberry was in 1845

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“Bunchberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunchberry. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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