[ kou-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈkaʊˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
noun, plural cow·ber·ries.
the berry or fruit of any of various shrubs, especially Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in pastures.
any of these shrubs.
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The cowberry, or red whortleberry, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea, is sometimes sold for the cranberry.
British Dictionary definitions for cowberry
/ (ˈkaʊbərɪ, -brɪ) /
noun plural -ries
a creeping ericaceous evergreen shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of N temperate and arctic regions, with pink or red flowers and edible slightly acid berries
the berry of this plant
Also called: red whortleberry
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