bearberry

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bear +‎ berry

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bearberry (plural bearberries)

  1. Any of three dwarf shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos, which principally grow in arctic and subarctic regions and bear edible berries.
    • 1952, Farley Mowat, People of the Deer, Key Porter 2005, p. 26:
      Sometimes she scrabbled through the drifts on hilltops and found a few wizened bearberries or a handful of rock-tripe, a kind of moss.
  2. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, the common bearberry.

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