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boxberry

[ boks-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈbɒksˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural box·ber·ries.

the checkerberry.
the partridgeberry.

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Origin of boxberry

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; box3 + berry

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British Dictionary definitions for boxberry

boxberry
/ (ˈbɒksbərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the fruit of the partridgeberry or wintergreen
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