partridgeberry

[ pahr-trij-ber-ee ]
/ ˈpɑr trɪdʒˌbɛr i /

noun, plural par·tridge·ber·ries.

a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and scarlet berries.

Nearby words

  1. partook,
  2. partridge,
  3. partridge pea,
  4. partridge wood,
  5. partridge-wood,
  6. parts,
  7. parts of a sentence,
  8. parts of holland,
  9. parts of kesteven,
  10. parts of lindsey

Origin of partridgeberry

First recorded in 1705–15; partridge + berry

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British Dictionary definitions for partridgeberry

partridgeberry

/ (ˈpɑːtrɪdʒˌbɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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