[ bley-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]

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

Origin of blaeberry

1375–1425; late Middle English (north) blaberie.See blae, berry

Words Nearby blaeberry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blaeberry in a sentence

  • He flung himself down in a blaeberry-bed, and lay there doggedly, his weak mouth tightly closed.

    Tommy and Grizel | 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
  • 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
  • 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) /

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

Origin of blaeberry

C15: from blae + berry

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