General English


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


  • 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.