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


, plural blue·ber·ries.
  1. the edible, usually bluish berry of various shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family.
  2. any of these shrubs.


/ -brɪ; ˈbluːbərɪ /


  1. Also calledhuckleberry any of several North American ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium , such as V. pennsylvanicum , that have blue-black edible berries with tiny seeds See also bilberry
    1. the fruit of any of these plants
    2. ( as modifier )

      blueberry pie

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Word History and Origins

Origin of blueberry1

First recorded in 1700–10; blue + berry
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Example Sentences

This delicious malbec has energy and flavors of blueberries and blackberries dusted with cocoa.

Bumblebees are important pollinators and, for certain plants, such as tomatoes and blueberries, are better pollinators than honeybees.

Neal Robertson from Scotland won in 2011 with a cinnamon and nutmeg-spiked porridge topped with a blueberry compote.

From Eater

Pick or just buy the local grown blueberries at Blue Star farms.

It’s like working out where to place blueberries on a muffin to get the best taste.

She has baked delicious blueberry muffins for me to eat during this interview.

When was the last time you heard of someone with a sweet potato, broccoli, or blueberry intolerance?

This past weekend, my 5-year-old boy and I made blueberry muffins from scratch.

Every week he tried something new: banana, blueberry, strawberry, combinations, you name it.

From blueberry-free blueberry muffins to nutty cereals with no nuts, how foodmakers hoodwink their customers.

After we had had out our laugh, Lop-Ear and I curved back in our flight and got breakfast in the blueberry swamp.

Most of the survivors fled toward the blueberry swamp and took refuge in the forest in that neighborhood.

Slight bendings and bruises of the blueberry and laurel scrub caught her notice.

As the sides of the gully were covered with blueberry bushes, the young Delaware understood why the bear had chosen that route.

Hard maples and oaks grew crimson and scarlet and the blueberry bushes and sumachs glowed like piles of fire.





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