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Noun: groundberry
  1. Small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes placed in genus Styphelia
    - native cranberry, ground-berry, cranberry heath, Astroloma humifusum, Styphelia humifusum
  2. 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, checkerberry, mountain tea, ground-berry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens

Derived forms: ground-berries, groundberries

Type of: bush, shrub, shrublet

Part of: Astroloma, Gaultheria, genus Astroloma, genus Gaultheria

Encyclopedia: Groundberry