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cran·ber·ry

 (krăn′bĕr′ē)
n.
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpon) in the heath family, native to eastern North America and widely cultivated for its tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
3. Any of several other plants in the genus Vaccinium having red berries, especially V. oxycoccos.

[Partial translation of Low German Kraansbere, Kraanbere, any of several European cranberry species, literally "crane-berry" (probably from the resemblance of the flower of the European species Vaccinium oxycoccus to the head and neck of a crane) : Kraan, crane (from Middle Low German kran; see gerə- in Indo-European roots) + bere, berry.]

cranberry

(ˈkrænbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of several trailing ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, such as the European V. oxycoccus, that bear sour edible red berries
2. (Cookery) the berry of this plant, used to make sauce or jelly
[C17: from Low German kraanbere, from kraan crane + bere berry]

cran•ber•ry

(ˈkrænˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the sour red berry of certain plants belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family, as V.macrocarpon or V.oxycoccos, used esp. to make a sauce, relish, or juice.
2. the plant itself, growing wild in bogs or cultivated in acid soils, esp. in the northeastern U.S.
[1640–50, Amer.; < Low German kraanbere]

cranberry

- First crane berry, so named because the plant grows on a stalk that looks like a crane's neck.
See also related terms for stalk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cranberry - any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberriescranberry - any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
genus Vaccinium, Vaccinium - evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries
European cranberry, small cranberry, Vaccinium oxycoccus - small red-fruited trailing cranberry of Arctic and cool regions of the northern hemisphere
cowberry, foxberry, lingberry, lingenberry, lingonberry, mountain cranberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea - low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.cranberry - very tart red berry used for sauce or juice
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
cranberry sauce - sauce made of cranberries and sugar
berry - a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)
Translations
brusinka
tranebær
karpalo
brusnica
áfonya
クランベリー
크란베리
brusnica
tranbär
ลูกแครนเบอรี่
cây nam việt quất

cranberry

[ˈkrænbərɪ]
A. Narándano m
B. CPD cranberry sauce Nsalsa f de arándanos

cranberry

[ˈkrænbəri] n (= fruit) → canneberge fcranberry juice njus m de cannebergescranberry sauce nsauce f à la canneberge

cranberry

nPreiselbeere f, → Kronsbeere f; cranberry saucePreiselbeersoße f

cranberry

[ˈkrænbrɪ] nmirtillo

cranberry

نَوْع مِنْ التُّوت بَرّيّ brusinka tranebær Preiselbeere κράνα arándano karpalo canneberge brusnica mirtillo rosso クランベリー 크란베리 cranberry tranebær żurawina arando, uva-dos-montes клюква tranbär ลูกแครนเบอรี่ kırmızı yaban mersini cây nam việt quất 越橘

cranberry

n arándano (rojo); — juice jugo de arándano(s)
References in classic literature ?
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
Why, I've seen Kentuckians who hated whiskey, Virginians who weren't descended from Pocahontas, Indianians who hadn't written a novel, Mexicans who didn't wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southerners, narrow- minded Westerners, and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one-armed grocer's clerk do up cranberries in paper bags.
They had a real Thanksgiving dinner; the doctor gave them sweet potatoes and cranberries and turnips; father sent a spare-rib, and Mrs.
In our private room the cloth could not, for any earthly consideration, have been laid for dinner without a huge glass dish of cranberries in the middle of the table; and breakfast would have been no breakfast unless the principal dish were a deformed beef- steak with a great flat bone in the centre, swimming in hot butter, and sprinkled with the very blackest of all possible pepper.
As Dignan explains, since cranberries are only grown in northern climes, the canned product enabled Americans who couldn't get the fresh fruit to enjoy cranberry sauce.
The use of cranberries for UTI prevention and treatment has been around for decades, but is there any truth to the claims?
2) The compounds in cranberries that are responsible for preventing bacterial adherence have been identified as proanthocyanidins (condensed tannins).
Really coming into their own around the festive season, believe it or not cranberries are good for a whole lot more than just accompanying the turkey.
Add the cranberries and bring the mixture to a boil, which means big bubbles are bursting at the top.
Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium.
Unibroue, of Chambly, Quebec, has introduced its latest seasonal release, Ephemere Canneberge, a beer made with the addition of cranberries.
Consumption of cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is known to exert positive health effects, especially against urinary tract infections.