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.
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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.
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