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[buhnch-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural bunch·ber·ries.
  1. a dwarf dogwood, Cornus canadensis, bearing dense clusters of bright-red berries.
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Origin of bunchberry

First recorded in 1835–45; bunch + berry
Also called crackerberry.
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Examples from the Web for bunchberry

Historical Examples

  • It seemed quite natural then to find adder's-tongue and to see wake-robins and bunchberry everywhere.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

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

    On the Trail

    Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

British Dictionary definitions for bunchberry


noun plural -ries
  1. a dwarf variety of dogwood native to North America, Cornus canadensis, having red berries
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