European cranberry

noun

Definition of European cranberry

: a small red-fruited trailing cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) found in arctic and cool regions of the northern hemisphere with leaves ovate, acute, and conspicuously whitened beneath, flowers terminal, and fruit ¹/₄ to ¹/₃ inch in diameter

called also small cranberry

— compare american cranberry

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“European cranberry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20cranberry. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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