par·​tridge·​ber·​ry | \ ˈpär-trij-ˌber-ē How to pronounce partridgeberry (audio) \

Definition of partridgeberry

: a trailing evergreen plant (Mitchella repens) of the madder family native to the eastern U.S. and Canada with edible slightly acidic scarlet berries also : its berry

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Recent Examples on the Web In early July this year, Fogo’s du jour menu offered a fresh meringue with cream and toasted meringue highlighted by partridgeberries with rhubarb. Rebecca Powers, Washington Post, "On your next summer vacation, look for berried treasure," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of partridgeberry

1714, in the meaning defined above

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“Partridgeberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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