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 This mouthwatering blueberry pie is topped with adorable stars made from pie crust cutouts. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 Patriotic Pies on Instagram You've Got to See to Believe," 25 June 2020 For example cross a blueberry and azalea to get a plant with big, bright, spring blooms and edible, blue fruit. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Looking for something to spice up your garden life? This hybrid agave plant is a winner," 20 June 2020 In addition to Emily Magnolia McClung’s original recipe, April has expanded the product line to include 18 flavors, including chocolate, key lime, red velvet, blueberry-lemon and cranberry-orange. Bob Carlton |, al, "The inspiring story behind these heavenly Alabama cakes," 11 June 2020 With a smooth blueberry flavor, Descend was produced to provide relaxation with no impairment. Rachel King, Fortune, "The soda market is popping with new contenders. Will they stay or fizzle out?," 5 June 2020 In the tropical January sunshine, scientists, technicians, secretaries and directors gathered outside to eat Vermont maple candies and blueberry jam. Amanda H. Schmidt, The Conversation, "Cuba’s clean rivers show the benefits of reducing nutrient pollution," 10 June 2020 Her outlet of choice: Buying strawberry and blueberry plants as well as herbs to tend on her balcony. Aimee Picchi, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus comfort buying: Stress shopping is a real thing. Don’t let it hurt your finances," 6 June 2020 Country Maid also includes an orchard of over 2,000 apple, peach, pear, and plum trees, along with some vegetables, blueberry bushes, and raspberry bushes. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Girls on the Run program address social-emotional health of children: Talk of the Towns," 5 June 2020 At Urban Donut in Uptown Dallas, DYO-doughnutters start with a red velvet doughnut, blueberry cake, yeast, long john or others. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "8 delicious doughnut shops in Dallas-Fort Worth on National Donut Day, June 5," 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of blueberry

1594, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2020

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“Blueberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 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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