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checkerberry

[ chek-er-ber-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɛr i /
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noun, plural check·er·ber·ries.
the red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
the plant itself.
any of several other plants bearing similar fruit, or the fruit itself.
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Origin of checkerberry

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; perhaps so named from its appearance
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British Dictionary definitions for checkerberry

checkerberry
/ (ˈtʃɛkəbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries
the fruit of any of various plants, esp the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
any plant bearing this fruit
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