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Definition 1: chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas - [noun denoting plant]

(bearberry is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of bearberry ) evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn

(... is a kind of bearberry ) deciduous creeping shrub bright red in autumn having black or blue-black berries; alpine and circumpolar

(... is a member of bearberry) bearberry; manzanita

Definition 2: deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bearberry in the sense of this definition

(bearberry is a kind of ...) any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges

Definition 3: shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bearberry in the sense of this definition

(bearberry is a kind of ...) a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments

(bearberry is a part of ...) dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

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