mountain-cranberry

mountain cranberry

noun
a low-growing shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in northern regions and having tart, red, edible berries.
Also called cowberry, lingonberry, lowbush cranberry.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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mountain cranberry

noun
1. low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries [syn: cowberry
2. tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller [syn: lingonberry
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