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Noun: checkerberry  'che-ku(r),be-ree [N. Amer], che-ku-bu-ree or 'che-ku(r),be-ree [Brit]
  1. Creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
    - teaberry, wintergreen, mountain tea, groundberry, ground-berry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens
  2. Spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
    - wintergreen, boxberry, teaberry, spiceberry

Derived forms: checkerberries

Type of: berry, shrublet

Part of: Gaultheria, genus Gaultheria

Encyclopedia: Checkerberry