cran·​ber·​ry | \ ˈkran-ˌber-ē How to pronounce cranberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē, -b(ə-)rē \

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

Examples of cranberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Easter Celebration Family Meal serves up to six and includes turkey, ham steaks, three family-size sides, rolls, and cranberry relish ($69.99). Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 15 Apr. 2022 My family always has red cabbage steamed together with sauerkraut, and Mama Stanberg's hot-pink cranberry relish. Kaely Monahan, The Arizona Republic, 13 Dec. 2021 The Chefs Feast feeds eight to 10 people and includes a whole turkey, gravy, four sides, cranberry relish, rolls and a pumpkin pie for $249. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 17 Nov. 2021 The menu includes turkey breast, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, two sides, rolls, pumpkin and pecan pies. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 6 Nov. 2021 Brecksville Road in Brecksville -- Heat-and-serve dinner featuring turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, cornbread sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry orange relish, dinner roll. cleveland, 5 Nov. 2021 The meal pack that serves six includes sliced turkey breast and dark meat, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie for $295. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 2 Nov. 2021 There’s a whole roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry relish and your choice of pumpkin or chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov. 2021 The list careens through all the hoppy, malty and fruit-forward possibilities; a quick chat with staff can lead to off-the-menu gems like a candy-tart cranberry sour ale from Oregon’s Cascade Brewing. Patricia Escárcega, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cranberry

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cranberry

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

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The first known use of cranberry was in 1647

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28 Apr 2022

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“Cranberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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cran·​ber·​ry | \ ˈkran-ˌber-ē How to pronounce cranberry (audio) \
plural cranberries

Kids Definition of cranberry

: 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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