Definition of partridgeberry in English:

partridgeberry

Line breaks: part¦ridge|berry
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːtrɪdʒˌbɛri
 
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noun (plural partridgeberries)

  • 1Either of two North American plants with edible red berries that are eaten by game birds.
    • Mitchella repens, family Rubiaceae.the cowberry.
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    • 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 a partridgeberry plant.

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