blue·​ber·​ry ˈblü-ˌber-ē How to pronounce blueberry (audio)
: 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 The previous record for heaviest blueberry was held by a 16.20-gram (0.57-ounce) berry grown in Western Australia in 2020, according to Costa, which develops new varieties of blueberries that can be grown in different conditions. Jack Guy, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024 For brunch, try a salty-sweet frozen açaí bowl topped with blueberries, bananas, corn flakes, coconut cream, tajin (the tangy, spicy Mexican seasoning) and black-sesame crumble ($13.25). Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Bears that munch on blueberries or beech nuts all August and September will have delicious fat. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2024 Seafood is plucked from the sea and served up fresh and all-you-can-pick blueberry farms dot the landscape. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2024 This sensational July Fourth frozen dessert recipe comes together with ripe blueberries, vanilla ice cream, and a few kitchen staples. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 The current offerings include a bourbon chicken sandwich; The Laredo, a southwest take on a classic cheesesteak; a blueberry crepe; and a chicken florentine crepe. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 19 Mar. 2024 The chain is offering a free slice of Michigan ABC crumb pie (apple, blueberry, cherry) with any purchase at 12 Michigan locations. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 The proud parents then help their daughters put blueberries into a bucket. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blueberry was in 1594

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“Blueberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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blue·​ber·​ry -ˌber-ē How to pronounce blueberry (audio)
: the edible blue or blackish small-seeded berry of any of several plants of the heath family
also : a low or tall shrub producing these berries compare huckleberry sense 1

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