Definitions

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  • n. Gaultheria procumbens, the Eastern teaberry or checkerberry, or its fruit.
  • n. Vaccinium stamineum, the squaw huckleberry, or its fruit.
  • n. Maianthemum dilatatum, the snakeberry, or its fruit.
  • n. Mitchella repens, the partridgeberry, or its fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shrub of the blueberry group (Vaccinium stamineum); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; -- called also squaw huckleberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The aromatic wintergreen of America, Gaultheria procumbens.
  • n. The squaw-huckleberry, Vaccinium stamineum.
  • n. The partridge-berry, Mitchella repens.

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

  • n. small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer

Etymologies

deer +‎ berry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the underbrush, where the deerberry showed hectic blotches, a squirrel worked busily, completing its winter store, while in the slanting sun rays a tawny butterfly, like a wind-blown, loosened tiger lily, danced its last mad dance with death.

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