Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
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- cranach, lucas,
- cranberry bog,
- cranberry glass,
- cranberry gourd,
- cranberry tree,
- cranborne money,
Origin of cranberry bush
An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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a North American caprifoliaceous shrub or small tree, Viburnum trilobum, producing acid red fruit
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