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Any of certain mat-forming shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos in the heath family, especially A. uva-ursi, native to North America and Eurasia, having small leathery leaves, white or pinkish urn-shaped flowers, and red berrylike fruits. Also called kinnikinnick.


n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a trailing evergreen ericaceous shrub, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, with small pinkish-white flowers, red berries, and astringent leaves
2. (Plants) alpine bearberry black bearberry a related species, A. alpina of European mountains, having black berries


(ˈbɛərˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
any of several prostrate shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, esp. A. uva-ursi, having tonic, astringent leaves and bright-red berries.
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Noun1.bearberry - shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United Statesbearberry - shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
buckthorn - a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
cascara, cascara sagrada, chittam bark, chittem bark - dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
2.bearberry - deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United Statesbearberry - deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
3.bearberry - chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areasbearberry - chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas
Arctostaphylos, genus Arctostaphylos - bearberry; manzanita
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, bear's grape, common bearberry, creashak, hog cranberry, mealberry, mountain box, red bearberry, sand berry, sandberry, wild cranberry - evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn
alpine bearberry, Arctostaphylos alpina, black bearberry - deciduous creeping shrub bright red in autumn having black or blue-black berries; alpine and circumpolar
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Extract - a natural hydroquinone sugar complex that is reported to be more stable than synthetically derived versions, astringent, skin brightener.
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An anti-bloating herbal diuretic features buchu leaf, cornsilk stylus, couch grass hydrangea root, juniper berry and uva ursi leaf, which combine to address physical symptoms such as bloating and water retention.
The best way to treat a long-term problem is to drink herbal teas Couch grass, Corn silk, Uva ursi and Buchu in a blend of equal parts and reduce your susceptibility to infections over a period of months.
A TRY flushing out the kidneys with cranberry juice or take 20 drops of herbal remedy uva ursi complex twice daily before meals for six weeks.