Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See cowberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shrub native to the cool temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
  • n. The berry of this shrub.

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

Etymologies

Swedish lingon, a kind of berry + berry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
lingon +‎ berry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A lingonberry is a small red berry, very much like a cranberry, but sweeter, not quite as tart.

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  • According to a few websites the cowberry is also known as the lingonberry, foxberry, mountain cranberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea.

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  • Swedish meatballs/salmon fillet, new potatoes, steamed veggie, lingonberry sauce/juice …

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  • Something Scandinavian would be nice, like pickled anything with an aquavit, lingonberry, dill sauce, but call it glaze.

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  • Take, for example, the BAMcafé's entry—little more than chef Tim Sullivan's launching pad for a Vesuvius of Hudson Valley duck confit, lingonberry chutney and crispy kale.

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  • Mr. Cowell, 51 years old, sipped on his specially formulated antiaging smoothie, which he drinks daily, made with imported lingonberry, acerola berry, chokeberry and aronia juice flown in specially from exotic locations.

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  • The lure of a lingonberry, say, is weighed against the social and environmental costs of importing cases across international lines.

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  • In Blenheim Farm's hydroponic greenhouse, a lone lingonberry was visible, now little more than a fleck of red buried in a swell of leaves.

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  • Beef meatballs ($8), are perfectly adequate, served with an ordinary brown gravy, a rich and velvety celeriac-potato mash, and some lingonberry preserves.

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  • There are also hearty Swedish meatballs ($7.50), made from pork and veal, sitting in a light gravy and served with simple boiled potatoes and a generous dollop of lingonberry preserves.

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