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A creeping evergreen perennial plant (Mitchella repens) of eastern North America, having small white paired flowers and scarlet berries. Also called twinberry.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) Also called: boxberry or twinberry a creeping woody rubiaceous plant, Mitchella repens, of E North America with small white fragrant flowers and scarlet berries
2. (Cookery) the berry of the wintergreen
3. (Plants) another name for wintergreen1
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(ˈpɑr trɪdʒˌbɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and red berries.
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Noun1.partridgeberry - creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berriespartridgeberry - creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries
genus Mitchella, Mitchella - creeping evergreen herbs of North America
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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If an evergreen "mulch'' is needed, consider the use of ivy (hardy English), Vinca (blue or white flowers), Pachysandra (Allegheny or Japanese Spurge), or native plants like Partridgeberry, Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), Ginger (Canadian or European), heaths and heathers, or visit Garden In The Woods to view a living catalogue of native hardy plants.
A partial list includes: American beech, hemlock, red maple, red oak, witch-hazel, wintergreen, partridgeberry and various ferns.
Blueberries and partridgeberries are featured in desserts, such as the partridgeberry upside-down cake and lemon torte with blueberry sauce at Java Jack's Restaurant in Rocky Harbour.
Best plants in "nature's fridge." Subterraneans (A): arrowhead; biennial first-year roots (B); cattail; chicory; dandelion; day lily; Jerusalem artichoke; sedum; sweetflag; thistle Needle boughs: non-toxic evergreen trees (C,T) Lichen: reindeer moss Leaves: bedstraw; brooklime; chickweed; Labrador tea; partridgeberry (T); watercress; wintercress; wintergreen (T) Fruits: barberry; bearberry; cranberry; crowberry; highbush cranberry; juniper; mountain ash; nannyberry; persimmon; rosehip; sumac; wild apple Seeds/Nuts: acorns; dock; plantain Sap (D): maple; birch Inner bark (D): edible evergreen trees (C) Key: Italics: excellent color, taste, and texture, according to personal preference and other wildcrafters' consensus.
Tourists to the province who revealed that they had not tried any other regionally specific foods noted that they had, at least, had a partridgeberry dessert of some kind.