Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An eastern Asian shrub (Ardisia crenata) having numerous, coral-red fleshy fruit.
  • n. Coralberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A compact flowering plant, Ardisia crenata, native to East Asia.
  • n. Its fruit, a glossy, bright red drupe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The checkerberry or wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
  • n. shrub with coral-red berries; Japan to northern India

Etymologies

spice +‎ berry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the fall, it is red with the bright berries and dark box-shaped leaves of a species of creeping winter-green, that the Indians call spiceberry; the leaves are highly aromatic, and it is medicinal as well as agreeable to the taste and smell.

    Canadian Crusoes

  • The Makah generally season salmon with only salt and black pepper or spiceberry.

    One Big Table

  • The basket was of reeds soaked in spiceberry juice, the odor intended to drive insects from the herbs, dried fruits, and oils in the pots.

    Conan and The Gods of The Mountain

  • A stand of spiceberry hid Aybas, as it had hidden Wylla and her father two nights before.

    Conan the Relentless

  • Halfway across, he saw two figures half-hidden in a stand of spiceberry bush.

    Conan the Relentless

  • Some of the ketchups were red (cherry and spiceberry), one was made from tomatoes (yellow, from the greenmarket outside the restaurant's door) and two (oyster and anchovy) were brightly fishy.

    NYT > Home Page

  • the top 2 (Anna Griffin) were from fabricworm(who really cannot be beaten on speed of mailing and service), the blue is a Kaffe dot, bought from just fabric, the awesome Michael Miller quarter dot (yes, the dot is the size of a quarter - it's quite beautiful) and the orange one (which is a windham basic brights) are from spiceberry cottage

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