crow-berry

crowberry

[kroh-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural crowberries.
1.
the black or reddish berry of a heathlike, evergreen shrub, Empetrum nigrum, of northern regions.
2.
the plant itself.
3.
any of certain other fruits or the plants bearing similar berries, as the bearberry.

Origin:
1590–1600; crow1 + berry, probably translation of German Krähenbeere

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crowberry (ˈkrəʊbərɪ, -brɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a low-growing N temperate evergreen shrub, Empetrum nigrum, with small purplish flowers and black berry-like fruit: family Empetraceae
2.  any of several similar or related plants
3.  the fruit of any of these plants

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