Definition of Partridgeberry

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

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

Definition of Partridgeberry

1. Noun. A common name used of various plants including: squaw wine (''Mitchella repens''), teaberry (''Gaultheria procumbens''), and lingonberry (''Vaccinium vitis-idaea''). ¹

2. Noun. The berry of such a plant. ¹

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Definition of Partridgeberry

1. [n -RIES]

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Literary usage of Partridgeberry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"The partridgeberry is a slender, creeping evergreen plant with opposite leaves. It is easily mistaken for a heath, from which it must be distinguished by ..."

2. American Eclectic Obstetrics by John King (1855)
"partridgeberry. An indigenous evergreen herb, which possesses diuretic, astringent, and parturient properties. It is chiefly used for its tonic and ..."

3. On the Trail; an Outdoor Book for Girls by Lina Beard, Adelia Belle Beard (1915)
"partridgeberry Another ground berry is the partridgeberry. This may be eaten but is dry ... The partridgeberry likes pine forests and dry woods. June-Berry. ..."

4. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"Take of partridgeberry, 16 troy ounces;, helonias root, high cranberry bark, ... black cohosh root, partridgeberry herb, queen-of-the-meadow root, each, ..."

5. Newfoundland and its untrodden ways by John Guille Millais (1907)
"It was slow, toilsome work for the men and disappointing, as I had now little chance of reaching the partridgeberry Hills. ..."

6. Specific medication and specific medicines by John Milton Scudder (1873)
"Many have failed to obtain these influences from the use of the common preparation " Compound Syrup of partridgeberry," because it was prepared ..."

7. Reports of the Survey (1899)
"The flowers of the partridgeberry are erect and four-parted, but those of the twinflower are five-parted. There are usually, however, but four stamens. ..."

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