checkerberry

[ chek-er-ber-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɛr i /

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.

Origin of checkerberry

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; perhaps so named from its appearance
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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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