1. [ noun ] (botany) small prostrate or ascending shrub having scarlet flowers and succulent fruit resembling cranberries; sometimes place in genus Styphelia
Synonyms: groundberry cranberry_heath Astroloma_humifusum Styphelia_humifusum native_cranberry
Related terms: shrub Astroloma
2. [ noun ] (botany) 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 creeping_wintergreen Gaultheria_procumbens teaberry
Related terms: shrublet Gaultheria wintergreen wintergreen_oil
Similar spelling:   groundberry