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 Using baby fruit favorites such as blueberries, bananas and grapes, the study tested whether the infants would spontaneously, without being asked, give their food to a total stranger. Sandee Lamotte And Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says," 4 Feb. 2020 Employing a touchscreen, the user can then add flavors to their water using cartridges, such as blueberry, strawberry coconut, peach mango, watermelon and others. William Thornton |, al, "Birmingham ‘smart water’ company dips into market in 2020," 7 Dec. 2019 In a town frequented by cruise ships, lobster rolls and blueberry ice cream come at a premium, as do stays at boutique hotels and trinkets from artisan shops. Lani Furbank, Washington Post, "Headed to Acadia National Park? Avoid Bar Harbor and anchor yourself on the Quiet Side.," 19 Sep. 2019 Apparently, coffee is a great source of nitrogen, and plants that enjoy more acidic soil can benefit from certain levels of nitrogen, like blueberries, azaleas, and rhododendrons. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Gardening Experts Says You Should Actually Be Watering Your Plants With Coffee," 23 July 2019 Spread blueberry cream in bottoms of prepared pans; freeze until set, 15 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Blueberry & Nectarine Semifreddo," 18 July 2019 There’s a bear cub who shares the woman’s interest in a blueberry bush, an eagle searching for food and the quiet of being entirely alone. Washington Post, "Three new books for young readers explore challenge — and possibility," 14 Jan. 2020 Included in the book is Marisa Tomei’s grandmother’s recipe for charred red peppers, Carla Hall’s pimento cheese dip, Jessica Biel’s blueberry cake and Carol Lim’s Korean fried chicken. Mark Kennedy, Houston Chronicle, "Questlove’s secrets to a perfect dinner party," 18 Dec. 2019 Cranberry farmers are eligible for bailout payments, but wild blueberry farmers are not. NBC News, "Maine senator demands fairness for wild blueberry farmers after NBC News investigation," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of blueberry

1594, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2020

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“Blueberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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