checkerberry


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check·er·ber·ry

 (chĕk′ər-bĕr′ē)

checkerberry

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

check•er•ber•ry

(ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
2. the plant itself.
[1770–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checkerberry - creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oilcheckerberry - creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
boxberry, checkerberry, spiceberry, teaberry, wintergreen - spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
oil of wintergreen, wintergreen oil - oil or flavoring obtained from the creeping wintergreen or teaberry plant
Gaultheria, genus Gaultheria - widely distributed genus of creeping or upright evergreen shrubs
shrublet - dwarf shrub
2.checkerberry - spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, mountain tea, teaberry, wintergreen, groundberry, ground-berry - creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
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The best variety is G procumbens, known as the checkerberry, whose aromatic evergreen leaves are joined by insignificant pink bell-shaped flowers in summer followed by scarlet fruit.