bearberry meaning

Pronunciation:   "bearberry" in a sentence
Noun: bearberry  'behr`beree [N. Amer], behrburee [Brit]
  1. Shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
    - cascara buckthorn, bearwood, chittamwood, chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus 
  2. Deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
    - possum haw, winterberry, Ilex decidua 
  3. Chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas

Derived forms: bearberries

Type of: buckthorn, bush, holly, shrub

Part of: Arctostaphylos, genus Arctostaphylos

Encyclopedia: Bearberry

A plant genus of the family ERICACEAE. n pl -ries : a trailing evergreen plant (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) of the heath family (Ericaceae) with astringent foliage and red berries —see UVAURSI


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  1. Kinnikinnick / Bearberry / Uva Ursi leaves are a natural diuretic.
  2. Bearberry to reduce skin pigmentation, NEW STRAITS TIMES-MANAGEMENT
  4. The ground cover includes bearberry and teaberry sub-shrubs, lichens and mosses.
  5. One can also find shrub species such as bearberry, broom, heather and phillyrea.

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