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teaberry

[tee-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtiˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural teaberries.
1.
the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
Origin of teaberry
1790-1800
1790-1800; tea + berry
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  • Molly, feeling a touch of rheumatism, was somewhere in the lower thicket seeking a tea-berry tonic.

    Lobo, Rag and Vixen Ernest Seton-Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for tea-berry

teaberry

/ˈtiːbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the berry of the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
2.
another name for wintergreen (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: so called because its dried leaves have been used as a substitute for tea
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Word Origin and History for tea-berry
n.

American wintergreen, 1818, from tea + berry, so called because the dried berries were used as a substitute for tea.

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