Definition of blueberry in English:


Syllabification: blue·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞oˌberē

noun (plural blueberries)

  • 1A hardy dwarf shrub of the heath family, with small, whitish drooping flowers and dark blue edible berries.
    • Genus Vaccinium, family Ericaceae: several North American species, including the common highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum), from which many cultivated varieties originate
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    • Scattered shrubs include two kinds of low-growing blueberries and the dwarf live oak, which is less than a foot tall.
    • The same cultural practices may also be applied to blueberries, pieris, heather, holly and other plants that prefer acid, organic soils.
    • Some popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.
  • 2The small, sweet edible berry of the blueberry plant.
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    • Sweet cherries, blueberries, and strawberries also contain anthocyanins.
    • You can pick your own blueberries without growing them.
    • Plums are the stars here as are blueberries, bilberries and blackberries.

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