bilberry

[bil-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural bilberries.
the fruit of several shrubby species of the genus Vaccinium.

Origin:
1570–80; obsolete bil (< Scandinavian; compare Danish bölle bilberry) + berry

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bilberry (ˈbɪlbərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  See also blueberry any of several ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, having edible blue or blackish berries
2.  a.  the fruit of any of these plants
 b.  (as modifier): bilberry pie
 
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish böllebær, from bölle bilberry + bærberry]

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Bilberry reduces visual fatigue and supports overall eye health.
Bilberry plants tend to drop leaves rapidly when the fruit is ripening.
Shrubs include lower-elevation species as well as the more restricted bilberry and crowberry.
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