blueberry

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blue·ber·ry

noun \ˈblü-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē, -b(ə-)rē\

: a small round fruit with blue, purple, or blackish skin

Full Definition of BLUEBERRY

:  the edible blue or blackish berry of any of several North American plants (genus Vaccinium) of the heath family; also :  a low or tall shrub producing these berries

Examples of BLUEBERRY

  1. a pie made with blueberries

First Known Use of BLUEBERRY

1709

blueberry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Blueberry.—Grant Heilman Photography

Any of several shrubs, native to North America, of the genus Vaccinium in the heath family. They are prized for their sweet edible fruits, a source of vitamin C and iron. Blueberries grow only in highly acidic and well-drained but moist soils. The highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum), economically and ornamentally the most important species, is in the U.S. cultivated primarily in Maine, New Jersey, southwestern Michigan, and eastern North Carolina.

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