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crowberry

[kroh-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈkroʊˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
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 of crowberry
1590-1600
1590-1600; crow1 + berry, probably translation of German Krähenbeere
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crowberry

/ˈkrəʊbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (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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