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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small prostrate or ascending shrub (Astroloma humifusum) having scarlet flowers and thin-fleshed succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes placed in the genus Styphelia.
  • n. A creeping shrub of eastern North America (Gaultheria procumbens) having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. ; pl. ground-berries (-iz). The wintergreen or checkerberry, Gaultheria procumbens.
  • n. In Australia, either of two species of dwarf shrubs of the family Epacridaceæ, Staphelia humifusa and S. pinifolia. Both bear small fruits with a viscid, sweetish, edible pulp.

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

  • 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. small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes placed in genus Styphelia
  • n. small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes placed in genus Styphelia
  • 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

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