Squawberry Squaw"ber`ry (-b[e^]r`r[y^]), n. (Bot.) A local name for the partridge berry; also, for the deerberry. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • squawberry — ˈ ̷ ̷ see berry noun Etymology: probably so called from the use of the twigs among the Indians in basketry work 1. : deerberry 1 2. : partridgeberry 1 3. : any of several sumacs; …   Useful english dictionary

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  • partridgeberry — /pahr trij ber ee/, n., pl. partridgeberries. a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and scarlet berries. [1705 15; PARTRIDGE + BERRY] * * * ▪ plant… …   Universalium

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