checkerberry

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noun check·er·ber·ry \ˈche-kər-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of checkerberry

  1. 1 :  the spicy red berrylike fruit of a North American wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

  2. 2 :  a plant producing checkerberries

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Origin and Etymology of checkerberry

checker wild service tree + berry


First Known Use: 1776


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