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[tee-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtiˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural teaberries.
the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
Origin of teaberry
First recorded in 1790-1800; tea + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


/ˈtiːbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
the berry of the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
another name for wintergreen (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: so called because its dried leaves have been used as a substitute for tea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tea-berry

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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