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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See dwarf cornel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A common name for two species of dwarf dogwoods: Cornus canadensis - Canadian or Eastern Bunchberry; Cornus suecica - Eurasian or Northern Bunchberry.
  • n. The fruit of either of these plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dwarf cornel (Cornus Canadensis), which bears a dense cluster of bright red, edible berries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name of the dwarf cornel, Cornus Canadensis, on account of its dense clusters of bright-red berries.
  • n. The fruit of the Rubus saxatilis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shoots; Greenland to Alaska

Etymologies

bunch +‎ berry (Wiktionary)

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  • "Recent rain had left puddles which glinted among the growth of fern and horsetail and bunchberry."
    - Susan Madison, 'The Colour Of Hope'.

    August 11, 2009

  • see also bunchberries

    May 6, 2008

  • They are enchanting. My father picked one for me once and I pressed it and carried it around in my first wallet. I simply could not believe that a dogwood could be so tiny.

    July 12, 2007

  • Beautiful! I've never heard of them before.

    July 12, 2007

  • Another beloved flower of mine. They are low-growing, mat-forming dogwoods.

    July 12, 2007