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groundberry definition

  • noun:
    • A small prostrate or ascending shrub (Astroloma humifusum) having scarlet plants and thin-fleshed succulent fresh fruit resembling cranberries; occasionally put in the genus Styphelia.
    • A creeping shrub of east North America (Gaultheria procumbens) having white bell-shaped blossoms accompanied by spicy purple berrylike fresh fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil.
    • ; pl. ground-berries (-iz). The wintergreen or checkerberry, Gaultheria procumbens.
    • In Australian Continent, either of two types of dwarf shrubs associated with the family members EpacridaceƦ, Staphelia humifusa and S. pinifolia. Both bear tiny fruits with a viscid, sweetish, delicious pulp.
    • creeping shrub of east united states having white bell-shaped blossoms followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny fragrant leaves that yield wintergreen oil
    • small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes put into genus Styphelia
    • little prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet blossoms and succulent fresh fruit resembling cranberries; occasionally placed in genus Styphelia
    • creeping shrub of eastern united states having white bell-shaped plants followed by spicy purple berrylike good fresh fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
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