- a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and scarlet berries.
Origin of partridgeberry
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- Also called: boxberry, twinberry a creeping woody rubiaceous plant, Mitchella repens, of E North America with small white fragrant flowers and scarlet berries
- the berry of the wintergreen
- another name for wintergreen (def. 1)
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