American cranberry


Definition of American cranberry

: a trailing red-fruited cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) with leaves oblong and obtuse, flowers in lateral clusters, and fruit ¹/₃ to ³/₄ inches in diameter

called also large cranberry

— compare european cranberry

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First Known Use of American cranberry

1771, in the meaning defined above

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