lingonberry

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noun ling·on·ber·ry \ˈliŋ-ən-ˌber-ē\

Definition of lingonberry

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of lingonberry

Swedish lingon lingonberry; akin to Old Norse lyng ling


First Known Use: 1920

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