American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
- n. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants, especially Vaccinium oxycoccos.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of several species of Vaccinium. In Europe it is the fruit of V. Oxycoccus, also called bogwort, mossberry, or moorberry, as it grows only in peat-bogs or swampy land, usually among masses of sphagnum. The berry, when ripe, is globose and dark-red, and a little more than a quarter of an inch in diameter. The berries form a sauce of fine flavor, and are much used for tarts. The same species is called in the United States the small cranberry, in distinction from the much larger fruit of the V. macrocarpon, which is extensively cultivated and gathered in large quantities for the market. The cowberry. V. Vitis-Idæa, is sometimes called the mountain-cranberry.
- n. The plant which bears this fruit.
- n. A shrub belonging to the subgenus oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium, consisting of four species.
- n. The red berry of that shrub.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A red, acid berry, much used for making sauce, etc.; also, the plant producing it (several species of Vaccinum or Oxycoccus.) The high cranberry or cranberry tree is a species of Viburnum (Viburnum Opulus), and the other is sometimes called low cranberry or marsh cranberry to distinguish it.
- n. very tart red berry used for sauce or juice
- n. any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
- Adapted in the 1640s from Dutch Low Saxon or German Low German Kraanbeere, from Kraan m., which means and is cognate to crane + Beere f., which means and is cognate to berry. (Wiktionary)
- Partial translation of Low German Kraanbere : Kraan, crane (from Middle Low German kran; see gerə-2 in Indo-European roots) + bere, berry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“With a shell made entirely from recycled plastic, the CollapsiBowl comes in cranberry and midnight blue.”
“The cranberry is another valuable commercial plant that has been greatly affected by an insect known as the cranberry fruit worm, but by spraying, growers have been able to reduce the damage from sixty per cent. down to fourteen per cent.”
“The cranberry is generally grown in moist soil or peat earth; but it may be grown in beds in the common garden like the strawberry.”
“Today it’s raining and cold, so I’m stuck sitting at my corner table in the cafeteria with my yogurt and carrot sticks and a box of blood what I call cranberry juice in a box.”
“It was luscious and creamy and the tart of the cranberry was a nice contrast to the sweetness of the semi-freddo.”
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