from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Vaccinium, having white to reddish, urn-shaped or tubular flowers and edible blue to blue-black berries.
- n. The fruit of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An edible round berry belonging to the cowberry family. (A botanically false berry.) It has flared "crowns" at the end that turn blue on ripening.
- n. The shrub of the above-mentioned berry.
- n. A dark blue colour.
- adj. Of a dark blue colour.
- v. To gather or forage for blueberries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The berry of several species of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, differing from the American huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds instead of ten nutlets. The commonest species are Vaccinium Pennsylvanicum and Vaccinium vacillans. Vaccinium corymbosum is the tall blueberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In America: The fruit of several species of Vaccinium, ordinarily distinguished from the various kinds of huckleberry by its blue color and smaller seeds. The swamp or tall blueberry is the Vaccinium corymbosum; the low blueberry, V. vacillans; and the dwarf blueberry, V. Pennsylvanicum. See bilberry.
- n. Another name of the cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides.
- n. In Australia: The fruit of the blueberry-tree, or the tree itself.
- n. The berry-like fruit of Dianella lævis, of the lily family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
- n. sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants
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They all sound yummy, but lemon-blueberry is one of my all-time favorite combos, so that gets my vote!
One time I made blueberry pancakes and forgot to put the baking powder in, which resulted in blueberry hockey pucks that were barely edible.
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Who would've thunk that the blueberry is a "super fruit?"
That said I like the idea of blueberry and buttermilk and will have to try this recipe next time I have a hankering for pancakes.
These look amazing ive never had american style pancakes but the idea of blueberry and buttermilk sounds great.
The vanilla was creamy and wonderful; the blueberry was a little flat-- not enough berries for my taste; and the banana was smooth and surprisingly good-- I say that because I usually hate banana ice cream.
I used the Icelandic blueberry, which is smaller, crisper and slightly more bitter than the blueberries I grew up with.
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