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[buhnch-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈbʌntʃˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural bunchberries.
a dwarf dogwood, Cornus canadensis, bearing dense clusters of bright-red berries.
Also called crackerberry.
Origin of bunchberry
First recorded in 1835-45; bunch + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It seemed quite natural then to find adder's-tongue and to see wake-robins and bunchberry everywhere.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • Flower and leaf resemble those of the dogwood-tree, to which family the bunchberry belongs.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
British Dictionary definitions for bunchberry


noun (pl) -ries
a dwarf variety of dogwood native to North America, Cornus canadensis, having red berries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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