Bearberry Bear"ber*ry, n. (Bot.) A trailing plant of the heath family ({Arctostaphylos uva-ursi}), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bearberry — Arctostaphylos uva ursi Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • bearberry — [ber′ber΄ē] n. pl. bearberries any of a genus (Arctostaphylos, esp. A. uva ursi) of trailing plants of the heath family, having small, leathery leaves, white or pinkish flowers, and red berries …   English World dictionary

  • bearberry — noun 1. shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada • Syn: ↑cascara buckthorn, ↑bearwood, ↑chittamwood, ↑chittimwood, ↑Rhamnus purshianus • Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • bearberry — noun /ˈbɛəbɛɹi/ a) Any of three dwarf shrubs of the genus Arcostaphylus, which grow in arctic regions and bear edible berries. Sometimes she scrabbled through the drifts on hilltops and found a few wizened bearberries or a handful of rock tripe,… …   Wiktionary

  • bearberry — miltinė meškauogė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos medingas, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Arctostaphylos uva ursi), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arctostaphylos uva ursi angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bearberry — noun Date: 1625 a trailing evergreen plant (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) of the heath family with astringent foliage and red berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bearberry — /bair ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. bearberries. 1. any of several prostrate shrubs belonging to the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, esp. A. uva ursi, having tonic, astringent leaves and bright red berries. 2. cascara. 3. possum haw (def …   Universalium

  • bearberry — bear·ber·ry .ber ē, Brit often & US sometimes b(ə )rē n, pl ries a trailing evergreen plant (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) of the heath family (Ericaceae) with astringent foliage and red berries see UVAURSI * * * bear·ber·ry (berґber e) 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • bearberry — n. type of evergreen shrub …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bearberry — noun (plural bearberries) a creeping dwarf shrub of the heather family, with pinkish flowers and bright red berries. [Genus Arctostaphylos: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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