- 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
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Examples from the Web for crowberry
They seemed to be feeding to some extent on the patches of crowberry and dwarf birch.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin
Bishop John taught the people to prepare wine from the crowberry (krkiberium), as he himself had been instructed by King Sverrer.
The crowberry is very abundant about Fort Churchill and northward.
Galway, from a caterpillar found at a bog in the vicinity, where crowberry grows abundantly.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series
- 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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