Definition of Bearberry

1. Noun. Shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada.




2. Noun. Deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States.
Exact synonyms: Ilex Decidua, Possum Haw, Winterberry
Generic synonyms: Holly

3. Noun. Chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas.

Definition of Bearberry

1. n. A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.

Definition of Bearberry

1. Noun. Any of three dwarf shrubs of the genus ''Arcostaphylus'', which grow in arctic regions and bear edible berries. ¹

2. Noun. ''Arctostaphylos uva-ursi'', a species of bearberry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bearberry

1. [n -BERRIES]

Medical Definition of Bearberry

1. A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bearberry

bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness
bearabilities
bearability
bearable
bearableness
bearably
bearbaiting
bearbaitings
bearberries
bearberry (current term)
bearberry willow
bearbind
bearbine
bearbines
bearcat
bearcats
bearcub
beard lichen
beard moss
beard the lion in his den
beard worm
bearded
bearded-mussel

Literary usage of Bearberry

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1. A Year Among the Trees: Or, The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1881)
"THE bearberry. THE bearberry is a more common plant, and more elegant in its ... The bearberry is a native of both continents. It abounds in light sandy ..."

2. An Encyclopædia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1842)
"Shrubs or subshrubs, deciduous or evergreen, low or trailing ; natives of Europe or America. *- 1. A. U'VA-U'RSI Spreng, The common bearberry. ..."

3. Materia Medica and Therapeutics for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle, Clement Biddle (1895)
"UVA URSI—bearberry. DESCRIPTION, HABITAT AND PROPERTIES.—Arctostaphylos Uva- ursi (Nat. Ord. Ericaceae), is a small, trailing, evergreen shrub, ..."

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