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[Approximate translation of New Latin Vaccīnium, genus name, from Latin vaccīnium, bilberry (sense uncertain), from vaccīnus, of cows.]
n, pl -riesAlso called: red whortleberry
1. (Plants) a creeping ericaceous evergreen shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of N temperate and arctic regions, with pink or red flowers and edible slightly acid berries
2. (Plants) the berry of this plant
a shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in northern regions and having tart red berries. Also called cowberry, lingonberry.
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|Noun||1.||cowberry - 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.||cowberry - 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