[ kroh-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈkroʊˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

noun, plural crow·ber·ries.

the black or reddish berry of a heathlike, evergreen shrub, Empetrum nigrum, of northern regions.
the plant itself.
any of certain other fruits or the plants bearing similar berries, as the bearberry.

Origin of crowberry

1590–1600; crow1 + berry, probably translation of German Krähenbeere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈkrəʊbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a low-growing N temperate evergreen shrub, Empetrum nigrum, with small purplish flowers and black berry-like fruit: family Empetraceae
any of several similar or related plants
the fruit of any of these plants
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