Vaccinium caespitosum
Bilberry Bil"ber*ry, n.; pl. {Bilberries}. [Cf. Dan. b["o]lleb[ae]r bilberry, where b["o]lle is perh. akin to E. ball.] 1. (Bot.) The European whortleberry ({Vaccinium myrtillus}); also, its edible bluish black fruit. [1913 Webster]

There pinch the maids as blue as bilberry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any similar plant or its fruit; esp., in America, the species {Vaccinium myrtilloides}, {Vaccinium c[ae]spitosum} and {Vaccinium uliginosum}. [1913 Webster]


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