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cranberry

noun cran·ber·ry \ˈkran-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē, -b(ə-)rē\

: a small, dark red berry or the plant that produces it

: a dark red color

Full Definition of CRANBERRY

1
:  the red acid berry produced by some plants (as Vaccinium oxycoccos and V. macrocarpon) of the heath family; also :  a plant producing these
2
:  any of various plants with a fruit that resembles a cranberry
3
:  a dark red
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Origin of CRANBERRY

part translation of Low German kraanbere, from kraan crane + bere berry
First Known Use: 1647
CRANBERRY Defined for Kids

cranberry

noun cran·ber·ry \ˈkran-ˌber-ē\
plural cran·ber·ries

Definition of CRANBERRY for Kids

:  a sour bright red berry that is eaten in sauces and jelly and is the fruit of an evergreen swamp plant related to the blueberries
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