groundberry


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
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