Definition of Common bearberry
1. Noun. Evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn.
Generic synonyms: Bearberry
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Bearberry
Literary usage of Common bearberry
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1. 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. ..."
2. Mountain and moor by John Ellor Taylor, Josiah Wood Whymper (1879)
"The common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is much more abundant, as it grows on most of our high rocky places from the West Riding and Cumberland ..."
3. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants by James Sowerby, John Thomas Boswell, Phebe Lankester, John William Salter (1866)
"common bearberry. French, Arbousier Busserole. German, Gemeine Bärentraube, The leaves of the Bearberry are powerfully astringent, and are of so potent a ..."
4. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"Shrubs or subshrubs, deciduous or evergreen, low or trailing ; natives of Europe or America. *- 1. A. U'VA-U'RSI Spreng. The common Bearberry. ..."