ETYM Cf. Dan. böllebaer bilberry, where bölle is perh. akin to Eng. ball.
1. Blue-black berries similar to American blueberries; SYN. whortleberry, European blueberry.
2. Erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries; SYN. whortleberry, whinberry, blaeberry, Viccinium myrtillus.
3. Erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries; SYN. thin-leaved bilberry, mountain blue berry, Viccinium membranaceum.
Several species of shrubs of the genus Vaccinium of the heath family Ericaceae, closely related to North American blueberries.
[Vaccinium myrtillus] Lekovita biljka, bobičasto voće.