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checkerberry

[chek-er-ber-ee] /ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɛr i/
noun, plural checkerberries.
1.
the red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
2.
the plant itself.
3.
any of several other plants bearing similar fruit, or the fruit itself.
Origin of checkerberry
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; perhaps so named from its appearance
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checkerberry

/ˈtʃɛkəbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the fruit of any of various plants, esp the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
2.
any plant bearing this fruit
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