Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Scotch name of the bilberry.
- n. UK, Scotland, dialect The bilberry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. North of Eng. & Scot. The bilberry.
- n. erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
- blae + berry (Wiktionary)
“On the steeper slopes of hummocky ground there were banks of blaeberry and cowberry with a very deep layer of mosses.”
“Blueberries are the cultivated form of the bilberry or blaeberry that grows wild in Scotland and the north of England.”
“Tween Jeanie's broom bower and the blaeberry brae.”
“In the hazel-woods the nuts bent the branches, so thick were they, so succulent; the hip and the haw, the blaeberry and the rowan, swelled grossly in a constant sun; the orchards of the richer folks were in a revelry of fruit Somehow the winter grudged, as it were, to come.”
“But as their shadows lengthened across the blaeberry and heather, the silences grew longer, and Betty, striving to concentrate her interest on her book, found the page grow suddenly blurred and incomprehensible ....”
“I saw first the pale blue sky through a net of heather, then a big shoulder of hill, and then my own boots placed neatly in a blaeberry bush.”
“The path which Babbie took that day is lost in blaeberry leaves now, and my little maid and I lately searched for an hour before we found the well.”
“Gavin was standing on grass, but there were patches of heather within sight, and broom, and the leaf of the blaeberry.”
“He flung himself down in a blaeberry-bed, and lay there doggedly, his weak mouth tightly closed.”
“Galloway most of the garnishments of the table were grown in the garden itself, or brought in from the cranberry bogs and the blaeberry banks, where these fruits grew among a short, crumbly stubble of heather, dry and elastic as a cushion, and most admirable for resting upon while eating.”
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