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bil·ber·ry

 (bĭl′bĕr′ē)
n.
1.
a. A low-growing deciduous shrub (Vaccinium myrtillus) of the heath family native to Eurasia and western North America, having edible bluish-black berries borne singly or in pairs, used for making jams, jellies, and juice and for medicinal purposes.
b. Any of several similar plants of the genus Vaccinium.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.

[bil-, probably of Scandinavian origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots + berry.]

bilberry

(ˈbɪlbərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of several ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, having edible blue or blackish berries. See also blueberry
2. (Plants)
a. the fruit of any of these plants
b. (as modifier): bilberry pie.
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish böllebær, from bölle bilberry + bær berry]

bil•ber•ry

(ˈbɪlˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a low-growing blueberry shrub, Vaccinium myrtillus, common on heaths of Great Britain and N Europe.
2. its blue-black berry.
Also called whortleberry.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilberry - erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berriesbilberry - erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
European blueberry, whortleberry, bilberry - blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
blueberry, blueberry bush - any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
2.bilberry - erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berriesbilberry - erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries
blueberry, blueberry bush - any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
3.bilberry - blue-black berries similar to American blueberriesbilberry - blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
bilberry, blaeberry, Viccinium myrtillus, whinberry, whortleberry - erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
Translations
عِنَبيَّة بريَّه
borůvkabrusinka
blåbær
mustikka
fekete áfonya
mėlynė
mellenajsmellene
čučoriedka
dağ mersini

bilberry

[ˈbɪlbərɪ] Narándano m

bilberry

[ˈbɪlbəri] nmyrtille f

bilberry

nHeidelbeere f, → Blaubeere f

bilberry

[ˈbɪlbrɪ] nmirtillo

bilberry

(ˈbilbəri) plural bilberries noun
a dark-blue berry; the bush it grows on.

bilberry

n (bot) mirtilo, (tipo de) arándano
References in classic literature ?
I saw ripe bilberries gleaming here and there, like jet beads in the heath: I gathered a handful and ate them with the bread.
I saw a lizard run over the crag; I saw a bee busy among the sweet bilberries.
Cocktails available at the bar include Bilberry Avalanche which is Brugal anejo, St Gemain, sugar syrup, bilberries, lime, cranberry and Stroh 80 and Miss Honeywell a mixture of Finlandia, passoa, pineapple, lemon, vanilla and prosecco.
The higher latitudes are also expected to experience an increase in late-winter thaws, which have been documented to cause major reductions in plant cover and berry production, especially bilberries (Bokhorst et al.
The fungus also attacks rhododendrons and bilberries among other plants.
ISLAMABAD -- The adverse effects of a highfat diet high blood pressure and nutrition derived inflammation can be reduced by eating bilberries, a study says.
Fudge made with bilberries from the North York Moors, apples picked and squeezed from the local allotment society and wines utilising matured summer fruits will all be on sale.
supply Birmingham and other large towns far and near with bilberries of the finest size and flavour.
Bilberries have been used by sailors for the treatment of scurvy caused be deficiency of Vitamin C on long sea voyages.
IT STARTED with a handshake and quickly escalated into the discovery of a mutual passion - for bilberries.
Products affected include live animals such as horses, pigs, cows, poultry, sheep end goats, as well as meats and offal, eggs, dairy products, natural honey, non-cultivated mushrooms and certain wild berries and fruits such as cranberries and bilberries.
The challenge with bilberries is the availability of the raw material.