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
Recent Examples on the Web Drizzle about 1/3 of pureed blueberry mixture on top of base and use butter knife to swirl in slightly to create marbled appearance. Kristina Kurek, Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2021 The cherry blueberry cobbler is a mildly flavorful goo. New York Times, 8 June 2021 Kitchen and Bakery first hit the menu in 2007, when the Star Tribune asked a handful of chefs for their best blueberry recipes. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021 The blueberry compote can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Does anyone have a good blueberry cocktail recipe to drown my sorrows? Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 So flavors include orange smash, Pina Colada, lemon, banana and blueberry. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, 30 May 2021 Apu’s Frozen Squishees, $9, come in boozy cherry or boozy blueberry flavor. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 25 May 2021 In a carafe, stir blueberry syrup into milk, then pour mixture evenly into each glass before adding a scoop of ice. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of blueberry

1594, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Blueberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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