bilberry /ˈbɪlb(ə)ri/


I. noun

1. a small dark blue edible berry.
2. the hardy dwarf shrub that produces bilberries, growing on heathland and mountains in northern Eurasia.

●Genus Vaccinium, family Ericaceae: several species, in particular V. myrtillus.
– origin late 16th cent.: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish bøllebær.

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