box-huckleberry

box huckleberry

noun
a nearly prostrate evergreen huckleberry shrub, Gaylussacia brachycera, of central to eastern North America, having short clusters of white or pink flowers and blue fruit.
Also called juniper berry.


Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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box huckleberry

noun
creeping evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having small shiny boxlike leaves and flavorless berries 
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