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partridgeberry

[pahr-trij-ber-ee] /ˈpɑr trɪdʒˌbɛr i/
noun, plural partridgeberries.
1.
a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and scarlet berries.
Origin of partridgeberry
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; partridge + berry
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partridgeberry

/ˈpɑːtrɪdʒˌbɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
Also called boxberry, twinberry. a creeping woody rubiaceous plant, Mitchella repens, of E North America with small white fragrant flowers and scarlet berries
2.
the berry of the wintergreen
3.
another name for wintergreen (sense 1)
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