[ buhnch-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈbʌntʃˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

noun, plural bunch·ber·ries.

a dwarf dogwood, Cornus canadensis, bearing dense clusters of bright-red berries.

Origin of bunchberry

First recorded in 1835–45; bunch + berry
Also called crackerberry.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bunchberry

  • Flower and leaf resemble those of the dogwood-tree, to which family the bunchberry belongs.

    On the Trail|Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • It seemed quite natural then to find adder's-tongue and to see wake-robins and bunchberry everywhere.

    In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham

British Dictionary definitions for bunchberry


/ (ˈbʌntʃˌbɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a dwarf variety of dogwood native to North America, Cornus canadensis, having red berries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012