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

  • n. A herbaceous plant (Cornus canadensis) of northern North America, having creeping rhizomes, scarlet fruit, and inconspicuous greenish flowers surrounded by four white, petallike bracts. Also called bunchberry.

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


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