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mountain cranberry

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noun
a low-growing shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in northern regions and having tart, red, edible berries.
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Also called cowberry, lingonberry, lowbush cranberry.

Origin of mountain cranberry

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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