Definition of cranberry
1 : the red acid berry produced by some plants (such as Vaccinium oxycoccos and V. macrocarpon) of the heath family; also : a plant producing these
2 : any of various plants with a fruit that resembles a cranberry
3 : a dark red
Recent Examples of cranberry from the Web
This entry-level cuvée from Château Minuty is a perfect example, with its delicate flavors of white cranberries and strawberry sorbet, and a steal at this bargain basement price while supplies last.
Beverages were coffee, tea or mors, a non-carbonated drink usually made from lingonberry and cranberry.
In addition to the standard orange juice, cranberry or mango juice, experiment with other citrus juices such as tangerine or grapefruit.
But while Dolores’s blue dress, Hector’s hand-tooled hat, and the Man in Black’s, well, blacks immediately translate as archetypal, Newton is eager to add her cranberry silk saloon dress to the pile.
And its congee menu is short and sweet, with a turmeric-cranberry one that puts oatmeal to shame.
New flavor concoctions like honey-cranberry-almond and coconut-almond-chocolate are meant to inspire American consumers to think about eating a yogurt later in the day.
It was made with grapes from five scattered vineyards, which when combined yielded a pinot noir electric with suggestions of strawberries and cranberries while revitalizing the palate with brisk acidity.
Seagle especially loves fruit beers and has made cranberry-cherry and a mango wit dry-hopped with Citra hops.
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Origin and Etymology of cranberry
partial translation of Low German kraanbere, from kraan crane + bere berry
First Known Use: 1647See Words from the same year
CRANBERRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cranberry for English Language Learners
: a small, dark red berry or the plant that produces it
: a dark red color
CRANBERRY Defined for Kids
Definition of cranberry for Students
: a sour bright red berry that is eaten in sauces and jelly and is the fruit of an evergreen swamp plant related to the blueberries
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