blue·ber·ry | \ ˈblü-ˌber-ē , -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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Toss the peaches and blueberries with the cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, salt and thyme leaves. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 Hours for blueberry picking are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Annie Alleman, Post-Tribune, "Berries are ripe for the picking at Northwest Indiana farms," 6 July 2018 Muffins without their stems will be available in poppy seed, double chocolate and blueberry. Connor Whittum, Billboard, "McDonald's to Start Selling Muffin Tops, as Predicted by Elaine on 'Seinfeld'," 6 July 2018 Agriculture and ranching are powerful in Washington State — agriculture is a $10.6 billion industry, and the state leads the nation in producing crops like apples, hops and blueberries. New York Times, "Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist?," 5 July 2018 Just add a sprinkling of blueberries to this decadent (yet easy) layered cake recipe from our favorite Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond., "Win The 4th Of July With These Last-Minute Desserts," 28 June 2018 Mount Dora fests with the best, boasting big weekends celebrating everything from blueberries to the blues. A.d. Thompson,, "Mount Dora Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 The bar at Acú also turned out a cucumber margarita with good citrus balance and a flash of spice and a mojito swimming with mint and blueberries. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 Under the bright fluorescent lights, giant towers of mandarin oranges from California, blueberries from Chile, and bell peppers from the Netherlands swiftly disappeared into nearby trucks. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of blueberry

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blueberry was in 1594

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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 \
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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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