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noun pl. partridgeberries
- a trailing North American evergreen (Mitchella repens) of the madder family with opposite, rounded leaves, pinkish flowers, and red berries
- its berry
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A creeping evergreen perennial plant (Mitchella repens) of eastern North America, having small white flowers and scarlet berries. Also called twinberry.