American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See wintergreen.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small creeping plant, the Mitchella repens, growing in North America.
- n. The American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
- n. The teaberry, Gaultheria procumbens.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A spicy plant and its bright red berry; the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). Also incorrectly applied to the partridge berry (Mitchella repens).
- n. creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
- n. spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
- checker(board) + berry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ground pine and "checkerberry" grew abundantly in the grove.”
“Both boys breathed deep of the piney fragrance and filled their mouths with pungent "checkerberry" leaves.”
“The raw eggs tasted good to the hungry girls, and the good corn-bread and spicy berries and tender checkerberry leaves, with cool water to drink, made them both feel refreshed and rested, and ready for the remaining distance to Chandler's River settlement.”
“There were many crimson berries still clinging to the vines, and Anna picked these carefully, using her cap for a basket, and gathering a quantity of the young checkerberry leaves.”
“Now I will have a fine surprise for her when she awakes," and the little girl tiptoed noiselessly back to the edge of the woods, where she had noticed a quantity of checkerberry leaves.”
“Then, suddenly, she remembered that Rebecca was at home ill, and that she had entirely forgotten her, and the young checkerberry leaves she had intended picking for her sister.”
“I will go over on the hill and get her some young checkerberry leaves," resolved Anna, remembering how Rebby liked their sharp flavor.”
“There were checkerberry-pipe and licorice-pipe and sassafras-pipe, and -- how Wort's eyes did glisten and his mouth water as he imagined the different kinds there!”
“Charlie's fat hand a long and toothsome piece of checkerberry pipe stem!”
“They looked for the story in the windings of the checkerberry-vine and blue-eyed periwinkle, on the lichens curiously growing on the boles of aged trees; but for all these they had no dictionary.”
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