Definition of cowberry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊb(ə)ri/

noun (plural cowberries)

1A low-growing evergreen dwarf shrub of the heather family, which bears dark red berries and grows in northern upland habitats. See also lingonberry.
  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea, family Ericaceae.
Example sentences
  • Pines, birches and juniper grow in luxuriant profusion on a valley floor lush in bilberry, cowberry and heather.
  • There's the forest of cowberries, or the forest where the elk roams, or the timber forest.
  • Perspective hybrids of cowberries and blueberries have been selected and propagated.
1.1The edible acid berry of the cowberry plant.
Example sentences
  • At the moment new studies are undertaken to verify the effect of cowberries on the coronary vessels.
  • Besides the fish, cowberries and tea there was nothing more in our house at that moment.
  • I usually serve round steak of kid goat with boiled potatoes, salad and cowberry sauce, often with sauce too.

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