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[Approximate translation of New Latin Vaccīnium, genus name, from Latin vaccīnium, bilberry (sense uncertain), from vaccīnus, of cows.]
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(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
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moun′tain cran′berry

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.]
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
"Trees where the rare Welsh Clearwing live have also been damaged along with areas of good quality heathland containing a mix of heather, cowberry, bilberry and crowberry."
First, empirical bilberry and cowberry yield models were developed as a function of age, basal area, site fertility, growing stock characteristics, and other random parameters (Ihalainen et al.
Comments: Lingostem is a stem cell culture derived from the Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry or cowberry).
The forest undergrowth consists of blueberry Vaccinium myrtillus, cowberry V vitis-idaea, heather Calluna vulgaris, wild rosemary Ledum palustre and swamp cranberry Oxycoccus palustris.
They are present abundantly in berries (grape, blueberry, bilberry, cowberry, cranberry, and strawberries) and peanuts but are also detectable in cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and white tea [157,158].
Much of the AONB here is also designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and as a special Area of Conservation (SAC) as it's home to a number of rare and endangered birds, including the skylark, nightjar and woodlark, and the Cannock Chase berry, which is a rare hybrid of the bilberry and cowberry.
To minimize variation among plots, we focused on young, mixed coniferbirch forest in the Norwegian forestry cutting classes 2 (trees up to 8 m) and 3 (trees above 8 m but not mature for felling), with a field layer dominated by bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) or cowberry (V.
These include complex pine forests, cowberry pine forests, pine forests with moss fir-trees, aspen woods, and poplar forest reach in herbs.
These foods include blueberries, bilberry, whortleberry, lingonberry, cowberry, and huckleberry.
A diolch yn fawr i Gruff Ellis, Ysbyty Ifan am anfon llus y geifr (llun uchod) (Vaccinium vitilis-idaea; cowberry) ataf.
These include the so-called superfoods cowberry (aka lingonberry) - a tart, red fruit related to the cranberry - and acerola, a red cherry-like fruit that has 30 times more vitamin C than orange juice.