partridgeberry
noun Date: 1714 a trailing evergreen plant (Mitchella repens) of the madder family native to the eastern United States and Canada with edible slightly acidic scarlet berries; also its berry

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  • partridgeberry — ☆ partridgeberry [pär′trij ber΄ē ] n. pl. partridgeberries 1. a trailing North American evergreen (Mitchella repens) of the madder family with opposite, rounded leaves, pinkish flowers, and red berries 2. its berry …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • partridgeberry — noun a) A common name used of various plants including: squaw wine (Mitchella repens), teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens), and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis idaea). b) The berry of such a plant …   Wiktionary

  • partridgeberry — par•tridge•ber•ry [[t]ˈpɑr trɪdʒˌbɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries pln a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and red berries • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • partridgeberry — noun creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries • Syn: ↑boxberry, ↑twinberry, ↑Mitchella repens • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Mitchella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mitchella repens — Partridge Berry Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • boxberry — noun 1. creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries • Syn: ↑partridgeberry, ↑twinberry, ↑Mitchella repens • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Mitchella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • madder family — noun widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry • Syn: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • twinberry — noun 1. creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries • Syn: ↑partridgeberry, ↑boxberry, ↑Mitchella repens • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Mitchella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gander River — Gander RiverVorlage:Infobox Fluss/GKZ fehlt Lage Insel Neufundland, Neufundland und Labrador (Kanada) Flusssystem Gander River Abfluss über Gander River → Atlantischer Ozean …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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