from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small creeping plant, the Mitchella repens, growing in North America.
- noun The American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A spicy plant and its bright red berry; the wintergreen (
Gaultheria procumbens). Also incorrectly applied to the partridge berry ( Mitchella repens).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
teaberry, Gaultheria procumbens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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
- noun spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Both boys breathed deep of the piney fragrance and filled their mouths with pungent "checkerberry" leaves.
Ground pine and "checkerberry" grew abundantly in the grove.
Charlie's fat hand a long and toothsome piece of checkerberry pipe stem!
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
"I will go over on the hill and get her some young checkerberry leaves," resolved Anna, remembering how Rebby liked their sharp flavor.