Definition of Checkerberry

1. Noun. 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.




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

Definition of Checkerberry

1. n. A spicy plant and its bright red berry; the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). Also incorrectly applied to the partridge berry (Mitchella repens).

Definition of Checkerberry

1. Noun. The teaberry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Checkerberry

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Checkerberry

checkages
checkback
checkbite
checkbook
checkbook journalism
checkbooks
checkbox
checkboxes
checked
checked build
checked in
checked out
checked over
checker
checkerberries
checkerberry (current term)
checkerberry oil
checkerbloom
checkerblooms
checkerboard
checkerboards
checkered
checkered adder
checkered daffodil
checkered flag
checkered lily
checkered whiptail
checkering
checkers

Literary usage of Checkerberry

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1. A Year Among the Trees: Or, The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1881)
"THE checkerberry. THE checkerberry is peculiarly an American plant, well known by its pleasant aromatic flavor, its shining evergreen leaves ..."

2. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1888)
"The contents of the stomach and intestines had a strong odour of checkerberry. The brain and all other organs examined were normal in structure. ..."

3. Report of the Trial of Abner Rogers, Jr.: Indicted for the Murder of Charles by George Tyler Bigelow, George Bemis, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1844)
"He replied " they are going to poison me with checkerberry." I asked him, " who ? ... He then repeated the story about the checkerberry game, ..."

4. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts by Hingham (Mass.), Thomas Tracy Bouvé, Edward Tracy Bouvé, John Davis Long, Fearing Burr, Charles Winfield Scott Seymour, Walter Lincoln Bouvé, Francis Henry Lincoln, George Lincoln, Edmund Hersey (1893)
"The checkerberry is very common in our woods. Its bright evergreen leaves, sweet white flowers, and scarlet aromatic berries are well known to all. ..."

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