boxberry

[boks-ber-ee, -buh-ree]

Origin of boxberry

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; box3 + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for boxberry

boxberry

noun plural -ries
  1. the fruit of the partridgeberry or wintergreen
  2. another name for partridgeberry, wintergreen (def. 1)
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