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mountain cranberry

noun
1.
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
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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