cranberry

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noun cran·ber·ry \ˈkran-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē, -b(ə-)rē\

Definition of cranberry

  1. 1 :  the red acid berry produced by some plants (as Vaccinium oxycoccos and V. macrocarpon) of the heath family; also :  a plant producing these

  2. 2 :  any of various plants with a fruit that resembles a cranberry

  3. 3 :  a dark red

Origin and Etymology of cranberry

partial translation of Low German kraanbere, from kraan crane + bere berry


First Known Use: 1647


CRANBERRY Defined for English Language Learners

cranberry

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noun cran·ber·ry \ˈkran-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē, -b(ə-)rē\

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

cranberry

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noun cran·ber·ry \ˈkran-ˌber-ē\

Definition of cranberry for Students

plural

cranberries

  1. :  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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