[ bley-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈbleɪˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

noun, plural blae·ber·ries. Scot. and North England.

Origin of blaeberry

1375–1425; late Middle English (north) blaberie. See blae, berry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blaeberry

  • The Scotch name of this shrub is Blaeberry, the praises of which are often sung in Northern ballads.

  • 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
  • He was the one to find plovers' eggs, and to spot a blaeberry patch.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for blaeberry


/ (ˈbleɪbərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

British another name for bilberry (def. 1), bilberry (def. 2)

Word Origin for blaeberry

C15: from blae + berry
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