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bearberry

Definitions of bearberry
  1. noun
    shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
    synonyms: Rhamnus purshianus, bearwood, cascara buckthorn, chittamwood, chittimwood
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    type of:
    buckthorn
    a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
  2. noun
    deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
    synonyms: Ilex decidua, possum haw, winterberry
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    type of:
    holly
    any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
  3. noun
    chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas
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    types:
    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, bear's grape, common bearberry, creashak, hog cranberry, mealberry, mountain box, red bearberry, sand berry, sandberry, wild cranberry
    evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn
    Arctostaphylos alpina, alpine bearberry, black bearberry
    deciduous creeping shrub bright red in autumn having black or blue-black berries; alpine and circumpolar
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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