tea berry

teaberry

[tee-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural teaberries.
the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.

Origin:
1790–1800; tea + berry

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teaberry (ˈtiːbərɪ, -brɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  the berry of the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
2.  another name for wintergreen
 
[C19: so called because its dried leaves have been used as a substitute for tea]

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