bunchberry
noun Date: 1845 a creeping perennial herb (Cornus canadensis) of the dogwood family that has whorled leaves and white floral bracts and bears clusters of red berries

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  • Bunchberry — is a common name for two species of dwarf dogwoods:* Cornus canadensis Canadian or Eastern Bunchberry * Cornus suecica Eurasian or Northern Bunchberry …   Wikipedia

  • Bunchberry — Bunch ber ry, n. (Bot.) The dwarf cornel ({Cornus Canadensis}), which bears a dense cluster of bright red, edible berries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunchberry — ☆ bunchberry [bunch′ber΄ē, bunchbər ē] n. pl. bunchberries a North American dwarf plant (Cornus canadensis) of the dogwood family, having minute flowers surrounded by four large, white bracts and, in the fall, bearing bunches of bright red… …   English World dictionary

  • bunchberry — /bunch ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. bunchberries. a dwarf dogwood, Cornus canadensis, bearing dense clusters of bright red berries. Also called crackerberry. [1835 45; BUNCH + BERRY] * * * Creeping perennial herbaceous plant (Cornus canadensis),… …   Universalium

  • bunchberry — noun a) A common name for two species of dwarf dogwoods: Cornus canadensis Canadian or Eastern Bunchberry; Cornus suecica Eurasian or Northern Bunchberry. b) The fruit of either of these plants. See Also: Canadian dwarf cornel, crackerberry …   Wiktionary

  • bunchberry — kanadinė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Cornus canadensis), paplitęs rytų Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus canadensis angl. bunchberry; crackerberry; creeping… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bunchberry — bunch·ber·ry …   English syllables

  • bunchberry — bunch•ber•ry [[t]ˈbʌntʃˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries pln a dwarf dogwood, Cornus canadensis, bearing clusters of bright red berries • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • bunchberry — noun creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shoots; Greenland to Alaska • Syn: ↑dwarf cornel, ↑crackerberry, ↑pudding berry, ↑Cornus canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑dogwood, ↑dogwood tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cornus Canadensis — Bunchberry Bunch ber ry, n. (Bot.) The dwarf cornel ({Cornus Canadensis}), which bears a dense cluster of bright red, edible berries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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