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cow·ber·ry

 (kou′bĕr′ē)
[Approximate translation of New Latin Vaccīnium, genus name, from Latin vaccīnium, bilberry (sense uncertain), from vaccīnus, of cows.]

cowberry

(ˈkaʊbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
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
Also called: red whortleberry

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.cowberry - low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berriescowberry - 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
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
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