Definition of blaeberry in English:

blaeberry

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.

Origin

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

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