blueberry

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

Origin of blueberry

First recorded in 1700–10; blue + berry
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Contemporary Examples of blueberry

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

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Historical Examples of blueberry


British Dictionary definitions for blueberry

blueberry

noun plural -ries
  1. Also called: huckleberry any of several North American ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, such as V. pennsylvanicum, that have blue-black edible berries with tiny seedsSee also bilberry
    1. the fruit of any of these plants
    2. (as modifier)blueberry pie
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Word Origin and History for blueberry
n.

c.1775, from blue (1) + berry.

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