checkerberry

noun check·er·ber·ry \ ˈche-kər-ˌber-ē , -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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Origin and Etymology of checkerberry

checker wild service tree + berry


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