crowberry

noun
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 The species has a symbiotic relationship with dozens of plants, such as the medicinal herb Astragalus membranaceus, used in traditional medicine, and the rare Korean crowberry. Environment, "Climate troubles loom for South Korea’s ‘Christmas Tree Island’," 24 Dec. 2020 On Huvudskär, one of the archipelago’s final outposts, heather, cotton grass, and crowberry grow in rock crevices. National Geographic, "Three by sea: Life-changing tales from female travelers," 14 Nov. 2019 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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12 Jan 2021

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“Crowberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowberry. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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