boxberry


boxberry

boxberry [boks-ber-ee, -buh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural box·ber·ries.

  1. the checkerberry.
  2. the partridgeberry.

Origin of boxberry An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; box3 + berry Examples from the Web for boxberry Historical Examples of boxberry

  • Have no objection, either, to his bringing Elinor boxberry plums.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

    Various

  • Out of the tufts of boxberry leaves and plums they made the word “Welcome,” which they hung over the door.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln

    Hezekiah Butterworth

  • Boxberry, fever-bush, sweet fern, and horseradish make a good and healthy diet-drink.

    The American Frugal Housewife

    Lydia M. Child

  • I never read yet of any maiden losing her heart on boxberry plums; though, to be sure, he might bewitch them.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

    Various

  • Daily I met happy groups of Wallencampers, with baskets and pails in their hands, going “boxberry plummin.'”

    Cape Cod Folks

    Sarah P. McLean Greene

  • British Dictionary definitions for boxberry boxberry noun plural -ries

    1. the fruit of the partridgeberry or wintergreen
    2. another name for partridgeberry, wintergreen (def. 1)

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