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cloudberry

[kloud-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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noun, plural cloud·ber·ries.
  1. the orange-yellow edible fruit of a creeping plant, Rubus chamaemorus, of the rose family, related to the raspberries and blackberries and restricted to northern regions.
  2. the plant itself.

Origin of cloudberry

First recorded in 1590–1600; cloud + berry
Also called bake apple.
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Examples from the Web for cloudberry

Historical Examples

  • The Cloudberry (Rubus Chammorus) abounded hereabouts, and was now in bloom.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • One of the most attractive names which he accounts for is cloudberry.

    The Old English Herbals

    Eleanour Sinclair Rohde

  • Instead of the fruit-gardens here, he has the miles of cloudberry moors at home.

    The Visionary

    Jonas Lie

  • They landed on swampy ground, and made their way over rare beautiful mosses, ling, and low growth of bilberry and cloudberry.

    Katharine Frensham

    Beatrice Harraden

  • The cloudberry, which grows on the tops of the highest mountains, is the badge of the clan Macfarlane.


British Dictionary definitions for cloudberry

cloudberry

noun plural -ries
  1. a creeping Eurasian herbaceous rosaceous plant, Rubus chamaemorus, with white flowers and orange berry-like fruits (drupelets)
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