Definition of mountain cranberry in English:

mountain cranberry

Syllabification: moun·tain cran·ber·ry

noun (plural mountain cranberries)

  • 1A low-growing evergreen dwarf shrub of the heath family that bears dark red berries and grows in upland habitats in the north. Also called cowberry, lingonberry.
    • Vaccinium vitis-idaea, family Ericaceae
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    • Wet meadows have abundant grasses, sedges, and rushes, while low-growing shrubs include black crowberry, mountain cranberry, shrubby cinquefoil, and three dwarf willows.
    • The latter, which replaces it in the more northerly regions and at higher altitudes, can be termed mountain cranberry, or foxberry.
    • It grows in the same climate as the mountain cranberry and grows all over Canada, Europe and Northern Asia.
  • 1.1The edible acid berry of the mountain cranberry plant, which may be used as a cranberry substitute.
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    • Wild lingonberries are also called mountain cranberries and partridgeberries.
    • The juice from mountain cranberries is recognized as having the highest content of natural proanthocyanidins.
    • Remember to look for blueberries and mountain cranberries in mid to late summer, especially off the beaten path.

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