bearberry vs bearwood what difference

what is difference between bearberry and bearwood



bear +‎ berry


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɛəb(ə)ɹi/


bearberry (plural bearberries)

  1. Any of three dwarf shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos, which principally grow in arctic and subarctic regions and bear edible berries.
    • 1952, Farley Mowat, People of the Deer, Key Porter 2005, p. 26:
      Sometimes she scrabbled through the drifts on hilltops and found a few wizened bearberries or a handful of rock-tripe, a kind of moss.
    1. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, the common bearberry.
  2. Arbutus menziesii.

Derived terms

  • mountain bearberry (Arctostaphylos alpina)


Further reading

  • bearberry on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Arctostaphylos on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Arctostaphylos on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • bearberry at USDA Plants database

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