dwarf bilberry


plural dwarf bilberries
: a low-growing North American deciduous shrub (Vaccinium caespitosum synonym V. cespitosum) of the heath family with finely serrated, small oval leaves, pink to white urn-shaped flowers, and dark blue edible berries
Another wildflower that could break your heart with its delicacy is the dwarf bilberry … . Found in and above spruce-fir forests, this ground-covering heath's tiny, pink and white, bell-shaped flowers will become sweet berries later in the summer.Karin Teague
also : the berry of the dwarf bilberry

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dwarf bilberry was in 1848

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“Dwarf bilberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwarf%20bilberry. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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