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partridgeberry

[pahr-trij-ber-ee]
noun, plural par·tridge·ber·ries.
  1. a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and scarlet berries.
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Origin of partridgeberry

First recorded in 1705–15; partridge + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for partridgeberry

partridgeberry

noun plural -ries
  1. Also called: boxberry, twinberry a creeping woody rubiaceous plant, Mitchella repens, of E North America with small white fragrant flowers and scarlet berries
  2. the berry of the wintergreen
  3. another name for wintergreen (def. 1)
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