blueberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blueberry sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants
    • n blueberry any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 99% of the blueberries that are produced in the United States are produced in the state of Maine
    • n Blueberry (Bot) The berry of several species of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, differing from the American huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds instead of ten nutlets. The commonest species are Vaccinium Pennsylvanicum and Vaccinium vacillans. Vaccinium corymbosum is the tall blueberry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Blueberries have more antioxidents than any other fruit or vegetables
    • n blueberry In America: The fruit of several species of Vaccinium, ordinarily distinguished from the various kinds of huckleberry by its blue color and smaller seeds. The swamp or tall blueberry is the Vaccinium corymbosum; the low blueberry, V. vacillans; and the dwarf blueberry, V. Pennsylvanicum. See bilberry.
    • n blueberry Another name of the cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides.
    • n blueberry In Australia: The fruit of the blueberry-tree, or the tree itself.
    • n blueberry The berry-like fruit of Dianella lævis, of the lily family.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Blaeberry

Usage

In literature:

Just then another girl ran up to the group and announced that a blueberry picnic had been arranged.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
Beyond this we found the shore covered with another blossom, the swamp blueberry.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
The same theory has been borne out by the work of the Department of Agriculture in propagating the blueberry.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
It was shut off from the others by a growth of young poplars and was sunken and overgrown with blueberry shrubs.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The blueberries were now ripe, so she went to the patch.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Hood called for the proprietor and lectured him roundly for offering canned-blueberry pie.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
There is also a little blueberry that the men say is the Rocky Mountain huckleberry.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Slight bendings and bruises of the blueberry and laurel scrub caught her notice.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Why, Judge Carney's boys had been lost all night and breakfasted on blueberries.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Besides, the cook had just made some blueberry pies and they were extra tasty.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Blueberries were being consumed with a sort of patriotic fervour, for blueberries have a significance to the Canadian.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Turn this mixture over sliced peaches, bananas, oranges, blueberries, pineapples or plums and bake twenty minutes in moderate oven.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
So it is with the blueberry shrubs.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
A fat hunk of Earth looked like a blueberry chiffon pie, but was brighter.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
First he caused a patch of ripe blueberries to grow in her path.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
Here and there, in patches on the rising grounds, he came upon the blueberries, beginning to be ripe.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
He was carrying a tin plate with half of a blueberry pie on it.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
It was blueberry, the same as his mess was supplying.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
A woman brought me a bag of dried blueberries the other day.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Never in my life have I seen so many blueberries and such high blueberry bushes as we found that day.
"What Happened to Inger Johanne" by Dikken Zwilgmeyer
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In poetry:

Wherefore, ye men of Coventry, if ye desire to stay,
Lay not your curb upon me, that love the open way.
For I want to smell the dew, the blueberry and the bay,
And I have to get to Colchester before the break of day.
"Connecticut Road Song" by Anna Hempstead Branch
In the wide and rocky pasture where the cedar trees are gray,
The briar rose was growing with the blueberry and bay.
The girls went forth to pick them and the lads went out to play,
But I had to get to Stonington before the break of day.
"Connecticut Road Song" by Anna Hempstead Branch

In news:

Repeat to use all the puréed fruit and blueberries .
We are looking forward to promoting our blueberries throughout the holiday season with social media sites such as twitter and pinterest.
Oregon production got a nice boost this year thanks to half a million pounds of fresh blueberries going into South Korea, a first-time fresh customer.
After Bola's gusts dumped the Frost's export order of blueberries on the ground, they turned to a 10-litre paint bucket, a potato masher and a library book to guide them to the saving grace of the season.
Blueberry –Cream Cheese Hand Pies.
Rebecca Charles makes a delectable blueberry crumble pie.
In a small bowl combine the blueberries and peach mixture, and the 1 tablespoon flour and toss gently to coat.
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries .
3) Add sausage, blueberries , maple, parsley, sage, salt and both peppers.
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of the blueberries with the sugar and water.
Bring to a simmer and cook over moderate heat until the blueberries break down, about 5 minutes.
Scrape the blueberry sauce into a bowl and fold in the remaining 1 cup of whole blueberries .
Created by Annette Starbuck of Glendale's Goodie Girls bake shop, the purple cake uses real blueberries and fresh lemon juice for a frosting-capped treat that tastes of victory.
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen).
From here, remove from stand mixer and fold in 1 cup of blueberries .
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