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the edible, usually bluish berry of various shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family.
any of these shrubs.
Contemporary Examples

The ‘Hungry Girl’ Summer Diet Lisa Lillien June 11, 2009
The Crazy Baby Food Diet Gina Piccalo September 21, 2010
10 Power Food Combos Divya Gugnani March 17, 2010
Neil Young Autobiography: 9 Juiciest Bits Mike Munoz September 25, 2012
In Defense of the Paleo Diet Chris Kresser, M.S., L.AC. January 15, 2014

Historical Examples

The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various
The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island Laura Lee Hope
The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work Mary Rogers Miller

noun (pl) -ries
Also called huckleberry. any of several North American ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, such as V. pennsylvanicum, that have blue-black edible berries with tiny seeds See also bilberry

the fruit of any of these plants
(as modifier): blueberry pie



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