mountain cranberry


a low-growing shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in northern regions and having tart, red, edible berries.

Origin of mountain cranberry

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Also called cowberry, lingonberry, lowbush cranberry. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019