Definition of lingonberry in English:

lingonberry

Line breaks: lingon|berry
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋg(ə)nˌb(ə)ri
 
, -ˌbɛri/

noun (plural lingonberries)

  • Another term for the cowberry, especially in Scandinavia where the berries are much used in cookery.
    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 'cowberry' + berry.

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