boxberry [boks-ber-ee, -buh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural box·ber·ries.
- the checkerberry.
- the partridgeberry.
Origin of boxberry An Americanism dating back to 1700–10;+ Examples from the Web for boxberry Historical Examples of boxberry
Have no objection, either, to his bringing Elinor boxberry plums.
Out of the tufts of boxberry leaves and plums they made the word “Welcome,” which they hung over the door.
Boxberry, fever-bush, sweet fern, and horseradish make a good and healthy diet-drink.
Lydia M. Child
I never read yet of any maiden losing her heart on boxberry plums; though, to be sure, he might bewitch them.
Daily I met happy groups of Wallencampers, with baskets and pails in their hands, going “boxberry plummin.'”
Sarah P. McLean Greene
British Dictionary definitions for boxberry boxberry noun plural -ries
- the fruit of the partridgeberry or wintergreen
- another name for ,