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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of blueberry

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

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

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  • She found the blueberry yogurt had a texture like “mashed cat food.”

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  • Another product, called Blueberry Haze, is marketed as “the new standard in legal herbal hybrid buds.”

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  • Break out the blender and try them in this Blueberry Grape Smoothie.

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Historical Examples of blueberry

British Dictionary definitions for blueberry


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for blueberry

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper