Bunchberry definition

bŭnchbĕrē
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A creeping herbaceous plant (Cornus canadensis) chiefly of northern North America, having clusters of scarlet fruit and inconspicuous greenish flowers surrounded by four white, petallike bracts.
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A North American dwarf plant (Cornus canadensis) of the dogwood family, having minute flowers surrounded by four large, white bracts and, in the fall, bearing bunches of bright-red berries.
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A common name for two species of dwarf dogwoods: Cornus canadensis - Canadian or Eastern Bunchberry; Cornus suecica - Eurasian or Northern Bunchberry.
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The fruit of either of these plants.
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Noun

Singular:
bunchberry
Plural:
bunchberries

Origin of bunchberry