crowberry definition

  • noun:
    • A low-growing evergreen shrub (Empetrum nigrum) indigenous to cool off parts of the Northern Hemisphere and having small leaves, little pinkish or purplish blossoms, and black, berrylike fresh fruits.
    • The fresh fruit of this plant.
    • Empetrum; a small genus of dwarf evergreen shrubs that bear edible good fresh fruit.
    • Empetrum nigrum; a species of crowberry.
    • A fruit of these plant.
    • A heathlike plant for the genus Empetrum, and its particular fruit, a black, hardly edible berry; -- also referred to as crakeberry.
    • The fruit of Empetrum nigrum, so-called from the black colored shade; the plant itself, a heath-like evergreen shrub common on heaths in Scotland and also the north of The united kingdomt, and discovered in the north united states of america and arctic The united states. Also called black colored crowberry and heathberry.
    • a minimal evergreen shrub with tiny purple flowers and black berrylike fruit

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