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[heeth-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural heath·ber·ries.
  1. crowberry.
  2. any berry found on heaths, especially the bilberry.
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Origin of heathberry

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hǣth berian (plural); see heath, berry
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Examples from the Web for heathberry

Historical Examples

  • There were also cranberry and heathberry bushes, but without fruit.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston

  • Its older English name was Heathberry, and its botanical name is Vaccinium myrtillus.

British Dictionary definitions for heathberry


noun plural -ries
  1. any of various plants that have berry-like fruits and grow on heaths, such as the bilberry and crowberry
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