ling·​on·​ber·​ry | \ ˈliŋ-ən-ˌber-ē How to pronounce lingonberry (audio) \

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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Further south, Scandinavian Specialities has been ensuring people’s pantries stay stocked with harder-to-find items like lingonberry preserve and salted licorice candy since 1962. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "From Beer Halls to Bakeries, Where to Find Seattle’s Scandinavian Influences," 4 Sep. 2019 And there’s A Trip to Ikea, a mix of lingonberry, lemon, vanilla, cardamom and cream. NBC News, "With a nudge from the young and sober, mocktails taking hold," 4 Sep. 2019 Idunn Winery, in the north of Sweden, works with blueberries but also lingonberries; MauiWine in Hawaii, with pineapples. Fortune, "How Fruit Wines Are Becoming Serious Business," 17 Aug. 2019 Bavarian cream, chocolate custard and lingonberry jam. USA TODAY, "Glowing rock fight, Statehouse stash, hometown hero: News from around our 50 states," 15 July 2019 This summertime festival includes lively folk dancing, traditional music, lingonberry slushies, and Viking combat demonstrations. Kristi Valentini, Woman's Day, "These Summer Vacation Spots Are the Hidden Gems of the Midwest," 25 June 2019 Monkey 47, for example, has classic botanicals like juniper and coriander but also lingonberries and spruce. John Kell, Fortune, "Gin Sales Are Booming and It Could Be Thanks to the Growing Plant Craze," 22 June 2019 Swedish Pancake Breakfast SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or strawberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Ballard Holiday Fest, Museum First Thursday and more," 28 Nov. 2018 The Swedish Club’s monthly Swedish pancake breakfast with ham, lingonberries, beverages, music and folk dancing is available Sunday (go here for a review of the breakfast by Seattle Times travel and outdoors editor Megan Burbank). Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Ready or not, holiday bazaars get started this weekend," 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of lingonberry

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lingonberry

Swedish lingon lingonberry; akin to Old Norse lyng ling

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