Definition of Deerberry

1. Noun. Small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer.




Definition of Deerberry

1. n. A shrub of the blueberry group (Vaccinium stamineum); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; -- called also squaw huckleberry.

Definition of Deerberry

1. Noun. ''Gaultheria procumbens'', the Eastern teaberry or checkerberry, or its fruit. ¹

2. Noun. ''Vaccinium stamineum'', the squaw huckleberry, or its fruit. ¹

3. Noun. ''Maianthemum dilatatum'', the snakeberry, or its fruit. ¹

4. Noun. ''Mitchella repens'', the partridgeberry, or its fruit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deerberry

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Medical Definition of Deerberry

1. A shrub of the blueberry group (Vaccinium stamineum); also, its bitter, greenish white berry. Synonym: squaw huckleberry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deerberry

deer hunt
deer hunter
deer hunting
deer in the headlights
deer ked
deer meat
deer mouse
deer mushroom
deer stalker
deer stalking
deer tick
deer ticks
deer trail
deerberries
deerberry (current term)
deerburger
deerburgers
deerdom
deere
deeres
deerflesh
deerflies
deerfly
deergut
deerhood
deerhorn
deerhorns

Literary usage of Deerberry

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1. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1879)
"V. Stamineum, deerberry or SQUAW-HUCKLEBERRY. Dry woods, N. & S. : 2" -3° high, rather downy, with dull and pale ovate or oval leaves, anthers much longer ..."

2. Elements of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1897)
"The fruit of all the species here described excepting V. stamineum, the deerberry, is much valued. a. (V. PENNSYLVANICUM), COMMON DWARF BLUEBERRY. ..."

3. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"The large greenish or yellowish berries (J inch) are hardly edible. FIG. 408. —deerberry. \ [Seeds, with difficulty; divisions.] FIG. 409. ..."

4. A World of Green Hills: Observations of Nature and Human Nature in the Blue by Bradford Torrey (1898)
"The dove's note is the voice of the future or of the past, I am not certain which. A few rods from the spot where I had taken my station, a single deerberry ..."

5. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"deerberry or SQUAW HUCKLEBERRY. 2°-3° high, rather downy, with dull and pale ovate or oval leaves, anthers much longer than the greenish or whitish 5-cleft ..."

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