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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Swedish Pancake Breakfast SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, ham, music, folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave.
At its best when hot and fresh, the delicacy, made with pig's blood, rye and flour, is usually served with lingonberry sauce.
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Origin and Etymology of lingonberry
Swedish lingon lingonberry; akin to Old Norse lyng ling
First Known Use: 1920
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