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cloudberry

[kloud-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈklaʊdˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural cloudberries.
1.
the orange-yellow edible fruit of a creeping plant, Rubus chamaemorus, of the rose family, related to the raspberries and blackberries and restricted to northern regions.
2.
the plant itself.
Also called bake apple.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; cloud + berry
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Examples from the web for cloudberry
  • Also known as cloudberry, this diminutive plant has white flowers and veined and toothed leaves.
  • Common berries include blueberry, cloudberry, low and high-bush cranberry.
  • cloudberry should not be confused with salmonberry, although the fruit looks similar.
  • cloudberry leaves are food for caterpillars of several lepidoptera species.
British Dictionary definitions for cloudberry

cloudberry

/ˈklaʊdbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a creeping Eurasian herbaceous rosaceous plant, Rubus chamaemorus, with white flowers and orange berry-like fruits (drupelets)
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Encyclopedia Article for cloudberry

(species Rubus chamaemorus), creeping herbaceous plant, native to the Arctic and subarctic regions of the north temperate zone, and its edible, aggregate fruit resembling structurally the raspberry. The yellow or amber-coloured berry grows from a 2.5-centimetre (1-inch) white flower on a creeping rootlike stem, or rhizome. The stalks grow to a height of 7.6-25 cm (3-10 inches)

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