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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ericaceae — shrubs including the cranberry, blueberry, bilberry or whortleberry, cowberry or lingonberry, and huckleberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of ericaceous shrubs including the various kinds of blueberries and the true cranberries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, type of the order Yacciniaceæ and of the tribe Euvaccinieæ; the blueberries.
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- n. evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries
The impact of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on litter quality and decomposition processes in '' Vaccinium '' leaves from the Subarctic.
In 2004, France became the first country to approve a health claim for the North American cranberry species Vaccinium macrocarpon, similar to wild blueberries, for helping reduce the adhesion of certain E.coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls.
Heather Erica rugegensis is characteristic, with Vaccinium stanleyi and Breutelia spp. on the summit of Mount Biéga.
Only a few plants, such as the grouse whortleberry (Vaccinium scoparium) and elk sedge (Carex geyeri), grew in the dense shade.
Or the dramatic structure of rhubarb leaves, or gardens hedged in evergreen blueberries (Vaccinium myrsinities 'Sunshine Blue')?
Vaccinium corybosum ‘Sunshine Blue’, a dwarf cultivar, arrived as the tiniest specimens ever seen.
Other physiological studies have detected a 4 to 9% thickening of the leaves of lingon berry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) under enhanced UV-B radiation, whereas the deciduous blueberry and bog blueberry (V. uliginosum) both had 4 to 10% thinner leaves under similar conditions .
A correlative model showing the current (black squares) and predicted (shaded purple) range of Vaccinium heaths in Norway.
They also investigated the decomposition of litter from Vaccinium plants grown under normal conditions and under conditions of enhanced UV-B radiation.
Figure 10.11 shows the effect of a probable climate change scenario on the distribution of blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) heaths.