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blue·ber·ry

 (blo͞o′bĕr′ē)
n.
1.
a. Any of various plants of the genus Vaccinium, having white to reddish, urn-shaped or tubular flowers and edible blue to blue-black berries, especially the highbush blueberry and the lowbush blueberry.
b. The fruit of any of these plants.
2. A usually blue-gray spherule that is found in soil and sedimentary rock and is rich in hematite, produced by the weathering of rock or by precipitation from rock by moving groundwater.

blueberry

(ˈbluːbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) Also called: huckleberry any of several North American ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, such as V. pennsylvanicum, that have blue-black edible berries with tiny seeds. See also bilberry
2. (Plants)
a. the fruit of any of these plants
b. (as modifier): blueberry pie.

blue•ber•ry

(ˈbluˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the edible, usu. bluish berry of various shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family.
2. any of these shrubs.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blueberry - any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberriesblueberry - any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
genus Vaccinium, Vaccinium - evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries
huckleberry - any of various dark-fruited as distinguished from blue-fruited blueberries
farkleberry, sparkleberry, Vaccinium arboreum - shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berries
low blueberry, low-bush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium pennsylvanicum - low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries
rabbiteye, rabbiteye blueberry, rabbit-eye blueberry, Vaccinium ashei - shrub of southeastern United States grown commercially especially for canning industry
dwarf bilberry, dwarf blueberry, Vaccinium caespitosum - low-growing tufted deciduous shrub of northern and alpine North America having pink to coral-red flowers followed by sweet blue berries
high-bush blueberry, swamp blueberry, tall bilberry, Vaccinium corymbosum - high-growing deciduous shrub of eastern North America bearing edible blueish to blackish berries with a distinct bloom; source of most cultivated blueberries
evergreen blueberry, Vaccinium myrsinites - shrub of the eastern United States having shining evergreen leaves and bluish-black fruit
evergreen huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum - stiff bushy evergreen shrub of western North America having sour black berries and glossy green foliage used in floral arrangements
mountain blue berry, thin-leaved bilberry, Viccinium membranaceum, bilberry - erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries
bilberry, blaeberry, Viccinium myrtillus, whinberry, whortleberry - erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
bog bilberry, bog whortleberry, moor berry, Vaccinium uliginosum alpinum - an evergreen shrub with leathery leaves
dryland berry, dryland blueberry, Vaccinium pallidum - low deciduous shrub of the eastern United States bearing dark blue sweet berries
grouse whortleberry, grouseberry, grouse-berry, Vaccinium scoparium - shrub of northwestern North America bearing red berries
deerberry, squaw huckleberry, Vaccinium stamineum - small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.blueberry - sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
dwarf bilberry, dwarf blueberry, Vaccinium caespitosum - low-growing tufted deciduous shrub of northern and alpine North America having pink to coral-red flowers followed by sweet blue berries
high-bush blueberry, swamp blueberry, tall bilberry, Vaccinium corymbosum - high-growing deciduous shrub of eastern North America bearing edible blueish to blackish berries with a distinct bloom; source of most cultivated blueberries
Translations
borůvka
blåbær
mustikas
mustikka
borovnica
áfonya
ブルーベリー
블루베리
blåbærblåbærplante
afinafină
borovnica
blåbär
ผลบลูเบอรี่
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blueberry

[ˈbluːberɪ] Narándano m

blueberry

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(US) (in school)cahier m d'examen
(British)livre m bleu (publication officielle du gouvernement britannique)

blueberry

[ˈbluːbərɪ] n (Am) → mirtillo

blueberry

تُوْت أَزْرَق borůvka blåbær Blaubeere μύρτιλλο arándano mustikka myrtille borovnica mirtillo ブルーベリー 블루베리 bosbes blåbær borówka mirtilo голубика blåbär ผลบลูเบอรี่ yaban mersini quả việt quất 越橘
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