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bilberry

noun bil·ber·ry \ˈbil-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of BILBERRY

1
:  any of several ericaceous shrubs (genus Vaccinium) that resemble blueberries but have flowers which arise solitary or in very small clusters from axillary buds; especially :  a Eurasian shrub (Vaccinium myrtillus)
2
:  the sweet edible fruit of the bilberry; also :  an extract of this fruit used in medicine

Origin of BILBERRY

bil- (probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Dan bølle whortleberry) + berry
First Known Use: 1577

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

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