blueberry

[bloo-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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:
1700–10; blue + berry

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blueberry (ˈbluːbərɪ, -brɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  See also bilberry 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
2.  a.  the fruit of any of these plants
 b.  (as modifier): blueberry pie

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blueberry
c.1775, from blue + berry.
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One can, for example, make a blue dye out of blueberry extract or synthetic pigments.
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The favorite dish is the bed and breakfast blueberry pancakes meal with maple sausage.
Yield of blueberry plants is strongly influenced by the availability of water.
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