deerberry
noun Date: 1814 1. either of two shrubs (Vaccinium stamineum or V. caesium) of the heath family that are found in dry woods and scrub of the eastern United States 2. the edible fruit of a deerberry

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  • Deerberry — Deer ber ry, n. (Bot.) A shrub of the blueberry group ({Vaccinium stamineum}); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; called also {squaw huckleberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deerberry — /dear ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. deerberries. 1. either of two shrubs, Vaccinium stamineum or V. caesium, of the heath family, native to the eastern U.S., having clusters of small, white or greenish flowers and blue or greenish berries. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • deerberry — noun a) Gaultheria procumbens, the Eastern teaberry or checkerberry, or its fruit. b) Vaccinium stamineum, the squaw huckleberry, or its fruit …   Wiktionary

  • deerberry — deer•ber•ry [[t]ˈdɪərˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) pln either of two shrubs, Vaccinium stamineum or V. caesium, of the heath family, of the eastern U.S., having clusters of small flowers and blue or greenish berries 2) pln the fruit of either …   From formal English to slang

  • deerberry — noun small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer • Syn: ↑squaw huckleberry, ↑Vaccinium stamineum • Hypernyms: ↑blueberry, ↑blueberry bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • squaw huckleberry — Deerberry Deer ber ry, n. (Bot.) A shrub of the blueberry group ({Vaccinium stamineum}); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; called also {squaw huckleberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaccinium stamineum — Deerberry Deer ber ry, n. (Bot.) A shrub of the blueberry group ({Vaccinium stamineum}); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; called also {squaw huckleberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squaw huckleberry — deerberry. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • squaw huckleberry — noun small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer • Syn: ↑deerberry, ↑Vaccinium stamineum • Hypernyms: ↑blueberry, ↑blueberry bush * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vaccinium stamineum — Taxobox name = Deerberry image width =250px status = G5 status system = TNC status ref = Cite web publisher =NatureServe title = Vaccinium stamineum work = NatureServe Explorer url = http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/servlet/NatureServe?searchNa… …   Wikipedia

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