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[From the use of its leaves as a tea substitute.]
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n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) the berry of the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
2. (Plants) another name for wintergreen1
[C19: so called because its dried leaves have been used as a substitute for tea]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
tea•ber•ry(ˈtiˌbɛr i, -bə ri)
n., pl. -ries.
the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
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|Noun||1.||teaberry - 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|
checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, mountain tea, wintergreen, groundberry, ground-berry
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
shrublet - dwarf shrub
|2.||teaberry - 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
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