from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The wintergreen or checkerberry of North America, Gaultheria procumbens.
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- noun (Bot.), Local, U.S. The wintergreen. (
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- noun The
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- noun creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries
- noun spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
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Have no objection, either, to his bringing Elinor boxberry plums.
Maud got out of the buggy, and picked the young boxberry-leaves, and the red berries, and pulled long vines of evergreen, and gathered moss.
I never read yet of any maiden losing her heart on boxberry plums; though, to be sure, he might bewitch them.
We had boxberry bread, boxberry stews and pies, and one day, I caught a glimpse of Grandma, in her part of the Ark, frying boxberry griddle-cakes.
Wallencampers, with baskets and pails in their hands, going "boxberry plummin. '"
She turned off the main road, crept through Joshua Woodman's bars, waved away Mrs. Carter's cows, trod the short grass of the pasture, with its well-worn path running through gardens of buttercups and whiteweed, and groves of boxberry leaves and sweet fern.
So she dug up, very carefully, roots of plumy fern and partridge berries with their leaves, and wintergreen and boxberry plants, to grow in her window-garden in the winter.
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 A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk
Upon that the boys went to work picking boxberry leaves, which grew at the roots of the pine trees, among the soft moss and last year's cones.
"O, I put in spruce, or boxberry, or sarsaparilla."
hernesheir commented on the word boxberry
One for the berry listers.
January 11, 2013