COW BERRY

cowberry

[kou-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural cowberries.
1.
the berry or fruit of any of various shrubs, especially Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in pastures.
2.
any of these shrubs.

Origin:
1790–1800; cow1 + berry, for Latin vaccīnium plant name (in Neo-Latin: genus name), derivative of vaccīnus of cows; see vaccine

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cowberry (ˈkaʊbərɪ, -brɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a creeping ericaceous evergreen shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of N temperate and arctic regions, with pink or red flowers and edible slightly acid berries
2.  the berry of this plant

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