Definition of Groundberry
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Groundberry
Literary usage of Groundberry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"... 5 distinct sepals, and petals glandular at the base. REFERENCES: Grewia multiflora Juss. Ann. Mus. Par. 4: 89. t. 47. f. 1, 1804. groundberry. ..."
2. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"... or " groundberry," Styphelia or " five corner," and two or three species of Leucopogon afford any esculent fruits. The species of Styphelia are S. ..."
3. A Tramp to the Diggings: Being Notes of a Ramble in Australia and New by John Shaw (1852)
"... is another ridiculous and useless appellation, although the tree itself is very beautiful. The native gooseberry, or groundberry ..."