crowberry

noun
crow·ber·ry | \ˈkrō-ˌber-ē \

Definition of crowberry 

1 : an evergreen subshrub (Empetrum nigrum of the family Empetraceae) of subtemperate regions with an inedible tasteless black berry

2 : the fruit of a crowberry

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The investigators are looking at four different berry species: rose hips, high and low bush cranberries and crowberries. Suzanna Caldwell, Alaska Dispatch News, "New UAF project hopes to enlist citizen scientists to monitor Alaska berries," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of crowberry

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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