blueberry definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous plants of genus Vaccinium, having white to reddish, urn-shaped or tubular flowers and edible blue to blue-black berries.
    • The fresh fruit of any among these flowers.
    • An edible circular berry from the cowberry family members. (A botanically untrue berry.) This has flared "crowns" at the end that turn blue on ripening.
    • The shrub for the above-mentioned berry.
    • A dark blue color.
    • The berry of a number of types of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, varying through the United states huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds rather than ten nutlets. The most common species are Vaccinium Pennsylvanicum and Vaccinium vacillans. Vaccinium corymbosum is the high blueberry.
    • In America: The fruit of a few types of Vaccinium, normally distinguished through the several types of huckleberry by its blue color and smaller seeds. The swamp or high blueberry may be the Vaccinium corymbosum; the low blueberry, V. vacillans; in addition to dwarf blueberry, V. Pennsylvanicum. See bilberry.
    • Another name for the cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides.
    • In Australian Continent: The fresh fruit for the blueberry-tree, or even the tree itself.
    • The berry-like fruit of Dianella lævis, of this lily household.
    • any one of numerous bushes associated with genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
    • nice edible dark-blue fruits of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry flowers
  • adjective:
    • Of a dark blue color.
  • verb:
    • to collect or forage for blueberries.

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