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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.
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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.
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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]
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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
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Translations
borůvka
blåbær
mustikas
mustikka
borovnica
áfonya
ブルーベリー
블루베리
blåbærblåbærplante
afinafină
borovnica
blåbär
ผลบลูเบอรี่
quả việt quất

blueberry

[ˈbluːberɪ] Narándano m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blueberry

[ˈbluːbəri] nmyrtille fblue-black [ˌbluˈblæk] adjnoir bleuté invblue blood nsang m bleublue book n
(US) (in school)cahier m d'examen
(British)livre m bleu (publication officielle du gouvernement britannique)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blueberry

[ˈbluːbərɪ] n (Am) → mirtillo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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