blueberry

noun
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

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Once the domain of county fairs where contestants buried their faces in blueberry pies, competitive face-stuffing has become professionalized in recent decades. Washington Post, "ESPN’s new film says as much about America as it does about competitive eating," 1 July 2019 Best trinket: Paula’s blueberry pie, a salve for every disappointing father in the world. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 Breakfast started with a fruit course, with main dish choices that included eggs Benedict with Montreal-style smoked beef and hollandaise, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with warm blueberries, and local smoked salmon and egg scramble. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "You won’t want to miss a moment of this unforgettable and luxurious Canadian train journey," 6 June 2019 The doughnuts are made with fresh and local ingredients such as honey from Peabody and blueberries from Maine. Annika Hom, BostonGlobe.com, "Move over, ice cream! Doughnuts on the rise this summer," 21 June 2019 Gable and colleagues have detected wolves chowing down on swans, otters, fish—even blueberries. Ben Goldfarb, National Geographic, "The secret lives of fish-eating, beaver-ambushing wolves of Minnesota," 21 June 2019 Wilyabrup, Margaret River, Australia, $30 Winemaker Bruce Dukes has crafted an elegant, plush New World-style cabernet that explodes with ripe flavors of blackberries, currants and blueberries. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Floral and lush, this $12 South African white wine blend blossoms in your glass," 14 June 2019 Among the enchantments are the foods of summer: lemonade on a patio, a cold cocktail on a rooftop, endless blueberries for picking, a salad on a restaurant deck strung with lights. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Here's what you need to eat (and drink) in Cincinnati this summer," 13 June 2019 Today: Under the Sun with dragon fruit and blueberries. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Platform’s 5th anniversary party, Great Lakes dinner and release, more," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of blueberry

1594, in the meaning defined above

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blueberry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blueberry

: a small round fruit with blue, purple, or blackish skin

blueberry

noun
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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