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.
Sinonimi: blueberry bush
1. Any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries; SYN. blueberry bush.
2. Sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants.
Any of various North American acid-soil shrubs of the genus Vaccinium of the heath family. The genus also includes huckleberries, bilberries, deerberries, and cranberries, many of which resemble each other and are difficult to distinguish from blueberries. All have small, elliptical short-stalked leaves, slender green or reddish twigs, and whitish bell-like blossoms. Only true blueberries, however, have tiny granular speckles on their twigs. Blueberries have black or blue edible fruits, often covered with a white powder.
Evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries; Also called: genus Vaccinium.
ETYM AS. wyrtil a small shrub (dim. of wyrt wort) + Eng. berry. Related to Wort, Huckleberry, Hurtleberry.
In England, the fruit of Vaccinium Myrtillus; also, the plant itself.
A form of bilberry.