tea-berry


tea-berry

noun, plural tea·ber·ries.

  1. the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.

noun plural -ries

  1. the berry of the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  2. another name for wintergreen (def. 1)

n.American wintergreen, 1818, from tea + berry, so called because the dried berries were used as a substitute for tea.

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