Definition of blaeberry in English:


Line breaks: blae|berry
Pronunciation: /ˈbleɪb(ə)ri
, -bɛri/

noun (plural blaeberries)

Scottish and northern English term for bilberry.
More example sentences
  • With a diet of heather shoots, wild blaeberries and insects, these small but meaty birds are packed with flavour and are fat-free.
  • The grass thinned and was replaced by mosses and blaeberries.
  • Other names in use in Britain are whinberry, because the plant grows among whins; and blaeberry, ‘blae’ being a north country and Scots word for blue.


Middle English: from Scots and northern English dialect blae 'blackish-blue' (from Old Norse blár, related to blue1) + berry.

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