Meaning of bearberry


Pronunciation: (bâr'ber"ē, -bu-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. any of several prostrate shrubs belonging to the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, esp. A. uva-ursi, having tonic, astringent leaves and bright-red berries.
  2. cascara.
  3. possum haw (def. 1).
  4. any of several other plants, as some species of cranberry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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