partridge berry


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

1705–15; partridge + berry Unabridged
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partridgeberry (ˈpɑːtrɪdʒˌbɛrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  boxberry, Also called: 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

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