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Noun: bearberry  'behr,be-ree [N. Amer], behr-bu-ree [Brit]
  1. Shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
    - cascara buckthorn, bearwood, chittamwood, chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus
  2. Deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
    - possum haw, winterberry, Ilex decidua
  3. Chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas

Derived forms: bearberries

Type of: buckthorn, bush, holly, shrub

Part of: Arctostaphylos, genus Arctostaphylos

Encyclopedia: Bearberry, Alberta