blue·​ber·​ry | \ ˈblü-ˌber-ē How to pronounce blueberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē, -b(ə-)rē\

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 in a Sentence

a pie made with blueberries

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Another highlight of our stay was the delicious breakfast prepared by Hearley, which included several kinds of baked breads, lemon pancakes with fresh blueberries, bacon, yogurt, other fresh fruits and coffee and juice. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Ringling brothers' century-old mansion is now a historical B&B in Baraboo," 7 June 2019 However, the definition of this is flexible — there are dozens of recipes for blueberry pie, so to speak. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Virgo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 This Washington syrah is a perfect example, with its concentrated flavors of blueberry pie and blackberry jam, and a meaty aromatic layer that’s more like beef jerky. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Charles Smith 'Boom Boom' Syrah," 28 June 2018 Highlights include a blueberry pie eating contest, a corn hole tournament, a three-legged race, and performances by Brandy, Four on the Floor, Haywire, and the Reading Community Concert Band. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler,, "Where to have fun for the Fourth," 27 June 2018 Donnelly skips the initial cooking of the berries in the blueberry bacon pie to make for a more dense, easy-to-cut dessert. Lauren Delgado,, "'Waitress' pie consultant will make some sweet visuals for Dr. Phillips performance," 17 Mar. 2018 Add the blueberries and blend, pausing to scrape down the side of the bowl, until incorporated, about 1 minute. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Here’s How to Make 2018’s Most-Googled Food," 12 Dec. 2018 There is an amazing blueberry farm close by and an ice-cream factory in town! Heidi Mitchell, House Beautiful, "This Lake Michigan House Was Built With Summertime In Mind," 16 Aug. 2018 The menu will feature blueberry, chocolate chip and plain pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, fruit and a yogurt bar. Courant Community, "Community News For The Killingly Edition," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of blueberry

1594, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blueberry

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


blue·​ber·​ry | \ ˈblü-ˌber-ē How to pronounce blueberry (audio) \
plural blueberries

Kids Definition of blueberry

: a sweet blue or blackish berry that grows on a bush and has many small soft seeds

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