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[bloo-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈbluˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural blueberries.
the edible, usually bluish berry of various shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family.
any of these shrubs.
Origin of blueberry
1700-10; blue + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One can, for example, make a blue dye out of blueberry extract or synthetic pigments.
  • Maybe this fruit could be a small as a blueberry and as tasty as bubblegum.
  • The walls are painted playful colors of lime, tangerine, and blueberry.
  • The world really doesn't need purple ketchup, blueberry vodka or talking toasters.
  • The favorite dish is the bed and breakfast blueberry pancakes meal with maple sausage.
  • He also created a dessert of rich chocolate cake accented with bourbon- and blueberry-infused whipped cream.
  • Also, gift boxes with two coffee mugs and wild blueberry preserves can be purchased from reception.
  • Yield of blueberry plants is strongly influenced by the availability of water.
  • blueberry jam is made from blueberries, sugar, water, and fruit pectin.
British Dictionary definitions for blueberry


/ˈbluːbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
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
  1. the fruit of any of these plants
  2. (as modifier): blueberry pie
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Word Origin and History for blueberry

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

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