lingonberry

noun ling·on·ber·ry \ ˈliŋ-ən-ˌber-ē \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of lingonberry

: a low-growing, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) of cooler, northern regions of North America and Europe that has leathery, oval leaves, white or light pink, bell-shaped, nodding flowers and red berries and is related to the blueberry and cranberry; also : the fruit of the lingonberry that resembles a cranberry in size and tart flavor and may be eaten raw but is often used in jams, syrups, baked goods, ice cream, juices, and wine and is sometimes pickled — see mountain cranberry

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Origin and Etymology of lingonberry

Swedish lingon lingonberry; akin to Old Norse lyng ling


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