blueberry

[ bloo-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈbluˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural blue·ber·ries.

the edible, usually bluish berry of various shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family.
any of these shrubs.

Origin of blueberry

First recorded in 1700–10; blue + berry
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blueberry

/ (ˈbluːbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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

blueberry


n.

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

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