Definition of lingonberry in English:

lingonberry

Syllabification: ling·on·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈliNGənˌberē
 
/

noun (plural lingonberries)

  • Another term for the mountain cranberry, especially in Scandinavia, where the berries are much used in cooking.
    More example sentences
    • It also gets along well with mushrooms and berries: lingonberries, cranberries, rowanberries.
    • There were stalls piled with pyramids of different coloured berries - deep purple blackcurrants, scarlet strawberries, pink lingonberries and bright orange slushy cloudberries.
    • And then there's the forest berries growing wild - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cloudberries, and lingonberries.

Origin

1950s: from Swedish lingon 'mountain cranberry' + berry.

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