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[bley-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈbleɪˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural blaeberries. Scot. and North England.
Origin of blaeberry
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English (north) blaberie. See blae, berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for blaeberry
Historical Examples
  • He was the one to find plovers' eggs, and to spot a blaeberry patch.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Gavin was standing on grass, but there were patches of heather within sight, and broom, and the leaf of the blaeberry.

    The Little Minister J. M. Barrie
  • The Scotch name of this shrub is blaeberry, the praises of which are often sung in Northern ballads.

  • They drop in on her mother straining the blaeberry juice through a bag suspended between two chairs.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • He sustained himself by grasping a bush of blaeberry plants, and he dug his toes into the soft black peat.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for blaeberry


noun (pl) -ries
(Brit) another name for bilberry (sense 1), bilberry (sense 2)
Word Origin
C15: from blae + berry
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