Definition of Boxberry

1. Noun. Creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries.

Exact synonyms: Mitchella Repens, Partridgeberry, Twinberry
Group relationships: Genus Mitchella, Mitchella
Generic synonyms: Vine

2. Noun. Spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil.

Definition of Boxberry

1. n. The wintergreen. (Gaultheria procumbens).

Definition of Boxberry

1. Noun. An alternative name for the teaberry. ¹

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Definition of Boxberry

1. an evergreen plant [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Boxberry

1. The wintergreern. (Gaultheria procumbens). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boxberry

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Literary usage of Boxberry

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1. American Primary Teacher (1878)
"—THE boxberry. My little class and I have a glass tumbler of red ... In the first place, we will spell boxberry, and when you have all done so correctly,-I ..."

2. The Primary Teacher (1878)
"They have tiny specks of sweet boxberry-oil scattered through them, and this, when withdrawn ... Who can tell me how they came upon these boxberry-plants ? ..."

3. Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau, Amelia Montague Watson (1896)
"They were warmer colors than I had associated with the New England coast. After threading a swamp full of boxberry, and climbing several hills covered with ..."

4. Graded Literature Readers by Harry Pratt Judson, Ida C. Bender (1900)
"He had eaten nothing but a few boxberry plums and boxberry leaves. 42. It was too late to think of finding his way home that night. ..."

5. Leaves and Flowers, Or, Object Lessons in Botany: With a Flora : Prepared by Alphonso Wood (1891)
"Leaves many, small, oval. Flowers white, 4-parted. Berry white. Plant tastes like Checkerberry. (Fig. 547.) fig. 547. boxberry, the entire ..."

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