partridgeberry

noun

par·​tridge·​ber·​ry ˈpär-trij-ˌber-ē How to pronounce partridgeberry (audio)
: 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, 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of partridgeberry was in 1714

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partridgeberry

noun
par·​tridge·​ber·​ry -ˌber-ē How to pronounce partridgeberry (audio)
: an evergreen plant of the eastern U.S. and Canada that grows along the ground and produces somewhat tart scarlet berries
also : its berry

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