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bearberry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bearberry  \Bear"ber*ry\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  trailing  plant  of  the  heath  family  ({Arctostaphylos 
  uva-ursi}),  having  leaves  which  are  tonic  and  astringent,  and 
  glossy  red  berries  of  which  bears  are  said  to  be  fond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bearberry 
  n  1:  shrubby  tree  of  United  States  Pacific  coast;  yields  cascara 
  sagrada  [syn:  {cascara  buckthorn},  {bearwood},  {chittamwood}, 
  {chittimwood},  {Rhamnus  purshianus}] 
  2:  deciduous  shrub  of  southeastern  and  central  United  States 
  [syn:  {possum  haw},  {winterberry},  {Ilex  decidua}] 
  3:  chiefly  evergreen  subshrubs  of  northern  to  arctic  areas 




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