- the fruit of several shrubby species of the genus Vaccinium.
Origin of bilberry
Examples from the Web for bilberry
Historical Examples of bilberry
Every chink between the stones was fringed with fern and bilberry.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
It feeds on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) in August and September.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
One of them had but a few days before, met with two bears and their young, among the bilberry bushes, and shot two of them.Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)
Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
It was eight minutes to eleven as we slid past the lodge and on to the Bilberry road.Berry And Co.
The wild fig-tree grows here, and the huge boulders are tapestried with box and bilberry.The Roof of France
- any of several ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, having edible blue or blackish berriesSee also blueberry
- the fruit of any of these plants
- (as modifier)bilberry pie