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teaberry

[ tee-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈtiˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural tea·ber·ries.

the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.

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Origin of teaberry

First recorded in 1790–1800; tea + berry
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How to use teaberry in a sentence

  • Molly, feeling a touch of rheumatism, was somewhere in the lower thicket seeking a teaberry tonic.

    Wild Animals I Have Known|Ernest Thompson Seton

British Dictionary definitions for teaberry

teaberry
/ (ˈtiːbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the berry of the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
another name for wintergreen (def. 1)

Word Origin for teaberry

C19: so called because its dried leaves have been used as a substitute for tea
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