Definitions

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  • n. The bilberry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bilberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Scotch name of the bilberry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries

Etymologies

blae +‎ berry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the steeper slopes of hummocky ground there were banks of blaeberry and cowberry with a very deep layer of mosses.

    Country diary: Glen Strathfarrar

  • Blueberries are the cultivated form of the bilberry or blaeberry that grows wild in Scotland and the north of England.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • 'Tween Jeanie's broom bower and the blaeberry brae.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • In the hazel-woods the nuts bent the branches, so thick were they, so succulent; the hip and the haw, the blaeberry and the rowan, swelled grossly in a constant sun; the orchards of the richer folks were in a revelry of fruit Somehow the winter grudged, as it were, to come.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • But as their shadows lengthened across the blaeberry and heather, the silences grew longer, and Betty, striving to concentrate her interest on her book, found the page grow suddenly blurred and incomprehensible ....

    The Long Trick

  • I saw first the pale blue sky through a net of heather, then a big shoulder of hill, and then my own boots placed neatly in a blaeberry bush.

    The Adventure of the Bald Archaeologist

  • The path which Babbie took that day is lost in blaeberry leaves now, and my little maid and I lately searched for an hour before we found the well.

    The Little Minister

  • Gavin was standing on grass, but there were patches of heather within sight, and broom, and the leaf of the blaeberry.

    The Little Minister

  • He flung himself down in a blaeberry-bed, and lay there doggedly, his weak mouth tightly closed.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • Galloway most of the garnishments of the table were grown in the garden itself, or brought in from the cranberry bogs and the blaeberry banks, where these fruits grew among a short, crumbly stubble of heather, dry and elastic as a cushion, and most admirable for resting upon while eating.

    The Dew of Their Youth

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