crow·​ber·​ry | \ ˈkrō-ˌber-ē How to pronounce crowberry (audio) \

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

Examples of crowberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One cup of raw blueberries, for example, has 4 grams of fiber, and one cup of crowberries or wild blackberries has 5 grams. Anchorage Daily News, "Colon cancer in Alaska: Common and completely preventable," 3 Sep. 2019 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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The first known use of crowberry was in 1597

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