from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of certain mat-forming shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos, especially A. uva-ursi, native to North America and Eurasia, having small leathery leaves, white or pinkish urn-shaped flowers, and red berrylike fruits. Also called kinnikinnick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of three dwarf shrubs of the genus Arcostaphylus, which grow in arctic regions and bear edible berries.
- n. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, the common bearberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trailing evergreen ericaceous shrub, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, found throughout the arctic and mountainous portions of the northern hemisphere, and bearing small bright-red drupes.
- n. In the Pacific States, a species of Rhamnus, R. Purshiana, named from the fondness of bears for its berries. Also called bearwood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
- n. chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas
- n. shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
From bear + berry. (Wiktionary)