Definition of partridgeberry in English:

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partridgeberry

Pronunciation: /ˈpärtrijˌberē/

noun (plural partridgeberries)

1A creeping North American plant of the madder family with red berries that are a favored food of game birds.
  • Mitchella repens, family Rubiaceae.
Example sentences
  • The Canada Yew type was composed primarily of Canada yew, with Canada mayflower and partridgeberry making up an additional 33% of the importance.
  • Seasonal patterns in the rates of photosynthesis were similar in shaded partridgeberry and eastern hemlock.
  • Partridgeberry brightens the drab forest floor in fall and winter, its mats of evergreen leaves and scarlet fruits hugging the ground.
1.1The fruit of the partridgeberry plant.

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Syllabification: par·tridge·ber·ry

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