lingonberry


ling·on·ber·ry

noun \ˈliŋ-ən-ˌber-ē\

Definition of LINGONBERRY

:  the fruit of the mountain cranberry; also :  mountain cranberry

Origin of LINGONBERRY

Swedish lingon mountain cranberry; akin to Old Norse lyng ling
First Known Use: 1920

Rhymes with LINGONBERRY

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lingonberry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fruit of a small creeping plant (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) of the heath family, related to the blueberry and cranberry. Also known as cowberry, foxberry, and mountain or rock cranberry, the lingonberry is a wild plant used for jelly and juice by northern Europeans and by Scandinavians in the U.S. The plants grow densely in the forest understory and, like cranberries, can be harvested by raking.

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