crow·​ber·​ry ˈkrō-ˌber-ē How to pronounce crowberry (audio)
: an evergreen subshrub (Empetrum nigrum of the family Empetraceae) of subtemperate regions with an inedible tasteless black berry
: the fruit of a crowberry

Examples of crowberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Food and Drink Despite a bit of a late start, wild blueberries are finally popping out along the many trails, tucked amid the darker-colored tart crowberries. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Aug. 2023 Finally, hyaluronic acid and organic black crowberry fruit finish off the powerhouse roster to give the skin a deep dose of hydration. Karli Bendlin, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2023 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. Hahna Yoon, National Geographic, 24 Dec. 2020 On Huvudskär, one of the archipelago’s final outposts, heather, cotton grass, and crowberry grow in rock crevices. National Geographic, 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, 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, 24 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowberry was in 1597

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“Crowberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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