blaeberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blaeberry erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blaeberry The Scotch name of the bilberry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blaeberry Scotch name for the bilberry or whortleberry
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. blo, bloo—Scand. blá.

Usage

In literature:

He flung himself down in a blaeberry-bed, and lay there doggedly, his weak mouth tightly closed.
"Tommy and Grizel" by J.M. Barrie
He was the one to find plovers' eggs, and to spot a blaeberry patch.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It was the river now called the Blaeberry.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
Sophia, whom he had picked blaeberries for in childhood, and worshipped openly ever since.
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
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In poetry:

Wow! but we were near, I ween,
Puin' o' the blaeberrie!
A' the air was warm between,
Heigho the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
While I grat and chid forbye,
Heigho the blaeberrie!
Doun we sat—I ken na why—
A' amang the blaeberrie.
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Baith our faces to the groun',
Puin' o' the blaeberrie,
Tam cam near without a soun',
Heigho the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Sodger Tam, he cam an' cam,
Puin' o' the blaeberrie;
Still I went, an' still I bent,
Puin' o' the blaeberrie.
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
I was kissed or I could speer,
Heigho the blaeberrie!
Hech! that folk sud come sae near,
A' to pu' a blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
I hear the brisk hum of the dear spinning wheel;
Again, the kind hand of Old Granny I feel,
As she strokes down my hair, singing soft, as I stood
By her side, the "Blaeberries" or "Babes of the Wood."
"Old Memories" by Janet Hamilton