noun, plural cran·ber·ries.
Examples from the Web for cranberry
And thank you, USDA Cranberry Market Loss Assistance Program, for the cranberry sauce.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Imagine President Obama passing the cranberry sauce, and a word of thanks, to Speaker of the House John Boehner.A U.S. Thanksgiving—Family Style: Fractious but Friendly|Joshua DuBois|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cranberry sauce should be sweet but not cloying, and tart without causing pucker and anguish.
The longer you cook a cranberry sauce, the more pectin is released and liquid is evaporated, and the stiffer the result will be.
Plus Sifton shares two of his favorite recipes: cranberry sauce and roasted cauliflower with anchovy bread crumps.
Then they had baked potatoes, cranberry sauce, salaratus cakes and tea.In the Van; or, The Builders|John Price-Brown
Everything was gone except the potato and the cranberry sauce.
Do you think you could find your way from here to Cranberry?The Boys of Old Monmouth|Everett T. Tomlinson
I just know that two hours at Cranberry Corners would give me the horrors now.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
The shaky bridge over Mullet's cranberry brook was just ahead.The Rise of Roscoe Paine|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for cranberry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for cranberry
Word Origin and History for cranberry
1640s, American English adaptation of Low German kraanbere, from kraan "crane" (see crane (n.)) + Middle Low German bere "berry" (see berry). Perhaps so called from a resemblance between the plants' stamens and the beaks of cranes.
German and Dutch settlers in the New World apparently recognized the similarity between the European berries (Vaccinium oxycoccos) and the larger North American variety (V. macrocarpum) and transferred the name. In England, they were marshwhort or fenberries, but the North American berries, and the name, were brought over late 17c. The native Algonquian name for the plant is represented by West Abenaki popokwa.