from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shrub belonging to the subgenus oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium, consisting of four species.
- n. The red berry of that shrub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of several species of Vaccinium.
- n. The plant which bears this fruit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. very tart red berry used for sauce or juice
- n. any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
We found plenty of a berry, which we called the cranberry, because they are nearly of the same colour, size, and shape.
Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal Butternut squash tortelli in cranberry-sage brown butter.
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Made couscous boiled in cranberry juice instead of water, and that was sort of tasty.
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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.