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blueberry

[bloo-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈbluˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural blueberries.
1.
the edible, usually bluish berry of various shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family.
2.
any of these shrubs.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; blue + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for blue-berry

blueberry

/ˈbluːbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
Also called huckleberry. any of several North American ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, such as V. pennsylvanicum, that have blue-black edible berries with tiny seeds See also bilberry
2.
  1. the fruit of any of these plants
  2. (as modifier): blueberry pie
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Word Origin and History for blue-berry

blueberry

n.

c.1775, from blue (1) + berry.

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