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highbush cranberry

Syllabification: high·bush cran·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈhībo͝oSH ˌkranberē

Definition of highbush cranberry in English:


A shrub of the honeysuckle family, with round clusters of white flowers followed by red berries. Compare with guelder rose.
  • Viburnum trilobum, family Caprifoliaceae
Example sentences
  • Herbal antispasmodics such as Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark (or highbush cranberry) and catnip can be used for relaxing muscle tension and spasms.
  • The understory in parts of the reserve is dense, consisting of willows (Salix sp.), twinberry (Lonicera sp.), devil's club, highbush cranberry, wild rose (Rosa sp.), and numerous annual plants.
  • I also have wild plums, wild grapes, pincherries and highbush cranberries.

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