bog bilberry

noun

variants or bog blueberry
plural bog bilberries or bog blueberries
: a low-growing deciduous shrub (Vaccinium uliginosum) of the heath family that grows in cool temperate regions of North America and Eurasia and has pink to white urn-shaped flowers and blue to bluish-black edible berries
also : the berry of the bog bilberry

Note: The shrub and fruit are also known as alpine bilberry or alpine blueberry.

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bog bilberry was in 1848

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“Bog bilberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bog%20bilberry. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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