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Definition of 'groundberry'


  1. small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes place in genus Styphelia
       Synonyms: native cranberry ground-berry cranberry heath Astroloma humifusum Styphelia humifusum
  2. 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
       Synonyms: teaberry wintergreen checkerberry mountain tea ground-berry creeping wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens

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