groundberry
groundberry groundberry n. A small prostrate or ascending shrub ({Astroloma humifusum}) having scarlet flowers and thin-fleshed succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes placed in the genus {Styphelia}.

Syn: native cranberry, cranberry heath, {Astroloma humifusum}, {Styphelia humifusum}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A creeping shrub of eastern North America ({Gaultheria procumbens}) having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil.

Syn: teaberry, wintergreen, checkerberry, mountain tea, creeping wintergreen, {Gaultheria procumbens}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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