mountain cranberry


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Related to mountain cranberry: lowbush cranberry, cowberry

mountain cranberry

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.]
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Noun1.mountain cranberry - low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berriesmountain cranberry - 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.mountain cranberry - 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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We washed it all down with mountain cranberry, rose, and birch tree juice.