Definition of Ground-berry
1. Noun. Small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes placed in genus Styphelia.
Group relationships: Astroloma, Genus Astroloma
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
2. 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.
Terms within: Boxberry, Checkerberry, Spiceberry, Teaberry, Wintergreen
Terms within: Oil Of Wintergreen, Wintergreen Oil
Group relationships: Gaultheria, Genus Gaultheria
Generic synonyms: Shrublet
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Literary usage of Ground-berry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Food, Its Composition and Preparation: A Textbook for Classes in Household by Mary T. Dowd, Jean D. Jameson (1918)
"Pepper is the berry of a climbing plant found in tropical climates. Black pepper is the ground berry before it ripens. White pepper the ground berry after ..."
2. American Gardening (1890)
"Habit medium to high ; foliage dark, tough and vigorous, apparently very healthy ; trusses short, fruit close on the ground ; berry large, short, ..."
3. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1844)
"... to the comparative merits of the liquid made from the pounded and the ground berry :— " I roasted with care,'' says he, " a pound of good Mocb a coffee, ..."
4. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"There is a fish called the Grouper or Groper of warm seas quite distinct from this one. See Cod, Perch, Blue-Groper and Hapuku. ground-berry, iq Cranberry ..."
5. Military Hygiene, for Officers of the Line by Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1909)
"In campaign the men must make their coffee in individual tin cups, and the roasted and ground berry is liable to loss and damage while carried upon the ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... spice-berry, ground-berry, mountain tea and partridge- berry (qv). This plant is found in cool, damp woods, chiefly under the shade of evergreens, ..."