Origin of bearberry
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The Greek generic name, translated into English, becomes "bearberry."The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
There they dined on blueberries, and slept on thick beds of moss and low growing blueberry and bearberry plants.The Island of Yellow Sands
E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
Uva Ursi (Bearberry Leaves), leaves of red whortleberry, and others.
Arctostaphylos (bearberry) and Andromeda are arctic and alpine genera occurring in Britain.
I certainly obtained better results with buchu and bearberry (Arctostaphylos).Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- a trailing evergreen ericaceous shrub, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, with small pinkish-white flowers, red berries, and astringent leaves
- alpine bearberry or black bearberry a related species, A. alpina of European mountains, having black berries
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