Definition of lingonberry in English:

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lingonberry

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋɡ(ə)nˌb(ə)ri/
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋɡ(ə)nˌbɛri/

noun (plural lingonberries)

Another term for the cowberry, 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.

Origin

1950s: from Swedish lingon 'cowberry' + berry.

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