from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A creeping perennial herb (Rubus chamaemorus) in the rose family, native to northern North America and Eurasia and having white flowers and edible yellowish fruit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A species of dwarf raspberry, Rubus Chamæmorus, with a creeping root-stock and simple stem, from 4 to 8 inches high.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A species of raspberry (Rubus Chamæmerous) growing in the northern regions, and bearing edible, amber-colored fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A species of slow-growing bramble.
  • noun The fruit of these plants.

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

  • noun creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries


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