capitalized : a large widely distributed genus of shrubs (family Ericaceae) including the blueberries and cranberries and distinguished by the 4- to 5-celled ovary and the usually many-seeded baccate fruit compare oxycoccus
plural -s : any plant of the genus Vaccinium

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, blueberry, whortleberry, probably of non-Indo-European origin; akin to the source of Greek hyakinthos hyacinth

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“Vaccinium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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