American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See blueberry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub and its fruit, Vaccinium Myrtillus. In Scotland the bilberry is usually called
blaeberry, from its blae or dark-blue color. See Vacciniumand whortleberry.
- n. A name sometimes given in the United States to the fruit of the shad-bush, Amelanchier Canadensis.
- n. Vaccinium myrtillus, the wild European blueberry of the cowberry family.
- n. The shrub of the above-mentioned plant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The European whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); also, its edible bluish black fruit.
- n. (Bot.) Any similar plant or its fruit; esp., in America, the species Vaccinium myrtilloides, Vaccinium cæspitosum and Vaccinium uliginosum.
- n. erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
- n. blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
- n. erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries
- bil-, probably of Scandinavian origin; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots + berry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And to add to the berry fun, I have never heard the term bilberry before either!”
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“The bright green leaves of bilberry hide their earliest, small, reddish globular floral-bells that will become a harvest of deep blue berries.”
“That and the botanical fact that the modern berry is a descendant of the diminutive and enchanting wild bilberry of British heath and moor – a forager's fruit – and one that deserves every bit of praise we can throw at it.”
“The ground was a padded layer of wet needles and leaves, and, between the trees, green but leafless sprigs of bilberry.”
“We came across occasional bilberry plants, which became more common as we approached the first stream that cuts across the hillside.”
“Though this isn't really true bilberry country as are the Langsett Moors away towards the north of the national park, there are colonies growing among the tangle of heather high on Revidge but their season is just about spent for another year.”
“The edge of the common is a bulwark of tightly interlocked stones on a foundation of unwieldy boulders, all clothed in lichen and flowering stonecrop with blue sheep's-bit, ling and bilberry.”
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