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1. A low creeping evergreen shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), native to northern North America and Eurasia and having drooping clusters of small white or pinkish flowers.
2. The edible red berry of this plant, used to make sauces, jams, and preserves. In both senses also called cowberry, mountain cranberry.

[Swedish lingon (from Swedish ling, lingonberry, variant of ljung, from Old Norse lyng, heather, lingonberry, perhaps of substrate origin or akin to Old Church Slavonic lǫgŭ, grove, meadow, and Russian lug + Swedish -on, suffix forming the names of berries, probably from a Proto-Germanic plural ending) + berry.]
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n, pl -ries
(Plants) a dark red, soft berry Vaccinium vitis-idaea found on evergreen shrubs in Asia, America and Europe
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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.lingonberry - low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berrieslingonberry - 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.lingonberry - 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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The Finns enjoy theirs with pickled cucumber, Swedes tend to like a side of lingonberry preserves, and in Murmansk?
And Graham's Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream made its usual lingonberry ice cream floats, featuring the somewhat tart fruit that is a staple in kitchens in Sweden.
Eat You have to try the national dish - meatballs, with mash potato, lingonberry jam and a thick gravy.
l Recipe courtesy of Lingonberry and marzipan cakes INGREDIENTS MAKES 16 For the cakes: 170g plain/all-purpose flour, plus more to dust Pinch of salt 60g confectioners' sugar 115g cold butter 1/2 egg, lightly beaten For the filling: 300g good marzipan, coarsely grated 2 eggs, lightly beaten 100g soft butter 150g lingonberries or redcurrants DIRECTIONS To make the cakes, sift the flour, salt and icing sugar into a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles crumbs.
There, the couple grow, harvest, package and freeze several types of berry-haskap, lingonberry, sea buckthorn, aronia, and Saskatoon among them.
Todd Botanical Therapeutics, Amoretti, FLAVEX Naturextrakte GmbH, DaXingAnLing Lingonberry Organic Foodstuffs Co., Ltd., and NOW Foods among others.
A bistro offering grab-and-go snacks and a Swedish food market selling lingonberry jam, coffee and chocolate takes up about 500sqm of the total area.
Serve meatballs in the sauce, lingonberries or lingonberry jam, mashed potatoes and pickled cucumber.
Lingonberry jam replaces mustard and mayo and goes on any dish from meatballs to porridge.
A blueberry relative that's also ideal for "luscious landscaping" is lingonberry. This one's a spreading groundcover less than 6 inches high and decked out year-round in dark, lustrous green leaves.
The Sheffield-based caterers nabbed a gold medal for their Lamb and Lingonberry Bunza after reviving six generations of old-fashioned baking knowledge from a family business started in St Petersburg in the 1800s.