noun Etymology: from the use of its leaves as a substitute for tea Date: 1818 checkerberry

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  • Teaberry — Tea ber ry, n. (Bot.) The checkerberry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teaberry — [tē′ber΄ē] n. pl. teaberries 1. WINTERGREEN (sense 1) 2. the berry of the wintergreen …   English World dictionary

  • teaberry — noun A berry which is the fruit of a small shrub native to northeastern North America, Gaultheria procumbens, also known as the Eastern teaberry, American wintergreen, boxberry, and checkerberry …   Wiktionary

  • teaberry — šliaužiančioji bruknuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Gaultheria procumbens), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Gaultheria… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • teaberry — /tee ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. teaberries. the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens. [1790 1800; TEA + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • teaberry — tea·berry …   English syllables

  • teaberry — tea•ber•ry [[t]ˈtiˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries pln the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens[/ex] • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • teaberry — /ˈtibəri/ (say teebuhree), / bri/ (say bree) noun (plural teaberries) the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens …  

  • teaberry — noun 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 • Syn: ↑wintergreen, ↑checkerberry, ↑mountain tea, ↑groundberry, ↑ground… …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Teaberry (AN-34) — USS Teaberry (AN 34/YN 29) was an Aloe class net laying ship which was assigned to serve the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II with her protective anti submarine nets and, at war’s end, returned home safety with one battle star to her credit …   Wikipedia

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