from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A low creeping evergreen shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), native to northern parts of North America and Eurasia and having drooping clusters of small white or pinkish flowers.
- n. The edible red berry of this plant, used to make sauces, jams, and preserves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shrub native to the cool temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).
- n. The berry of this shrub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of Vaccinium (Vaccinium Vitis-idæa), which bears acid red berries which are sometimes used in cookery; -- locally called mountain cranberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the plant Vaccinium Vitis-Idæa or red huckleberry. See Vaccinium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller
- n. low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries
Approximate translation of New Latin Vaccīnium, genus name, from Latin vaccīnium, bilberry (sense uncertain), from vaccīnus, of cows.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)