creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries
Partridge berry. A pretty little indigenous trailing evergreen, of the Cinchona family- Cinchonaceae, - which flowers from June to July. It has been considered an expectorant, emmenagogue, and diuretic; and has been prescribed in dropsy and gout.
Partridge berry, checkerberry; a North American trailing evergreen. It is diuretic, tonic, and astringent, and is often used like pipsissewa.