Etymology
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teaberry (n.)

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

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Definitions of teaberry

teaberry (n.)
creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil;
Synonyms: wintergreen / checkerberry / mountain tea / groundberry / ground-berry / creeping wintergreen / Gaultheria procumbens
teaberry (n.)
spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil;
Synonyms: wintergreen / boxberry / checkerberry / spiceberry
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