blueberry

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a wild plant (Vaccinium) now cultivated for its blue berries

Food

  • The highbush blueberry, from Vaccinium corymbosum, has been bred from the American wild blueberry. The purple fruits with a grey bloom are produced in clusters on 1.5 to 2 m high bushes and are similar to bilberries.
  • rabbit-eye blueberries, from Vaccinia ashei, are smaller and grittier than the highbush varieties. Both cultivated and wild varieties are used to make the well-known American blueberry pie.
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