crowberry

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

Nearby words

  1. crow's-nest,
  2. crow-bill,
  3. crow-pheasant,
  4. crowbait,
  5. crowbar,
  6. crowboot,
  7. crowd,
  8. crowd pleaser,
  9. crowd puller,
  10. crowd surf

Origin of crowberry

1590–1600; crow1 + berry, probably translation of German Krähenbeere

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British Dictionary definitions for crowberry

crowberry

/ (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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