checkerberry

noun
check·​er·​ber·​ry | \ ˈche-kər-ˌber-ē How to pronounce checkerberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē \

Definition of checkerberry

1 : the spicy red berrylike fruit of a North American wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
2 : a plant producing checkerberries

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First Known Use of checkerberry

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for checkerberry

checker wild service tree + berry

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“Checkerberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkerberry. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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