Definition of lingonberry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliNGənˌberē/

noun (plural lingonberries)

Another term for the mountain cranberry, especially in Scandinavia, where the berries are much used in cooking.
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.


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

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Syllabification: ling·on·ber·ry

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