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lin·gon·ber·ry

 (lĭng′ən-bĕr′ē)
n.
1. A low creeping evergreen shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), native to northern North America and Eurasia and having drooping clusters of small white or pinkish flowers.
2. The edible red berry of this plant, used to make sauces, jams, and preserves. In both senses also called cowberry, mountain cranberry.

[Swedish lingon (from Swedish ling, lingonberry, variant of ljung, from Old Norse lyng, heather, lingonberry, perhaps of substrate origin or akin to Old Church Slavonic lǫgŭ, grove, meadow, and Russian lug + Swedish -on, suffix forming the names of berries, probably from a Proto-Germanic plural ending) + berry.]

lingonberry

(ˈlɪŋɡənˌbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Plants) a dark red, soft berry Vaccinium vitis-idaea found on evergreen shrubs in Asia, America and Europe

moun′tain cran′berry


n.
a shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in northern regions and having tart red berries. Also called cowberry, lingonberry.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingonberry - low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berrieslingonberry - low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries
lowbush cranberry, mountain cranberry, cowberry, lingonberry - tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller
cranberry - any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
2.lingonberry - tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
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
Translations
tyttebær
puolukka
tyttebærtyttebærlyng
lingon
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The dinner will feature Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread and dessert.
Where particular foodstuffs could be difficult to obtain, the author offers tips and alternatives: look for lingonberries at Ikea, or substitute cranberries.
25 tsp bicarbonate of soda; 160g plain flour; 175g rye flour; 1/2 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds; 1/2 tsp ground aniseed; handful of fresh or frozen lingonberries (optional); 10g butter; 130g Macsween haggis in a hurry; 2 tsp olive oil; 100g baby spinach; 1 tbsp lemon juice; 2 eggs; a handful of fresh or frozen lingonberries for serving (optional); salt and pepper METHOD: 1.
25 tsp bicarbonate soda; 160g plain flour; 175g rye flour; 1/2 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds; 1/2 tsp ground aniseed; handful of fresh or frozen lingonberries (optional); 10g butter; 130g Macsween haggis in a hurry; 2 tsp olive oil; 100g baby spinach; 1 tbsp lemon juice; 2 eggs; a handful of fresh or frozen lingonberries for serving (optional); salt and pepper METHOD: 1.
Produced in the Black Forest region of Germany the premium craft gin is made using 47 botanicals, including acacia flowers, bramble leaves, spruce shoots, chamomile, lingonberries, and more.
The 23,000 sq m store will feature more than 7,000 exclusively designed items, three model home interiors, approximately 53 room settings, a supervised children's play area accommodating 80 to 100 children, a 400-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialities such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as Saudi cuisine.
The 23,000 sqm will feature more than 7,000 exclusively designed items, three model home interiors, approximately 53 room settings, a supervised play area accommodating 80-100 children, a 400-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as Saudi cuisine.
Tart lingonberries grow wild all over Scandinavia, where they are used in jam to serve with meatballs and game.
Many ingredients for this special gin originate from the Black Forest, such as the spruce tips, lingonberries, elderflower, sloes and blackberry leaves, to name a few.
The small batch, handcrafted dry gin is a combination of 47 handpicked natural ingredients, macerated in pure molasses alcohol and soft , natural spring water, together with botanicals such as lingonberries and an array of Asian botanicals.
STOCKHOLM - Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study.