Cowberry Cow"ber`ry (-b[e^]r`r[y^]), n.; pl. {Cowberries} (-r[i^]z). (Bot.) A species of {Vaccinium} ({Vaccinium Vitis-id[ae]a}), which bears acid red berries which are sometimes used in cookery; -- locally called {mountain cranberry}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cowberry — [kou′ber΄ē] n. pl. cowberries 1. a low creeping shrub (Vaccinium vitis idaea) of the heath family, with white or pink flowers and dark red, acid berries 2. its berry …   English World dictionary

  • cowberry — noun (plural cowberries) 1》 a low growing evergreen northern shrub bearing dark red berries. [Vaccinium vitis idaea.] 2》 the berry of the cowberry …   English new terms dictionary

  • cowberry — paprastoji bruknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Vaccinium vitis idaea), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Vaccinium vitis idaea angl. alpine cranberry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cowberry — noun Date: 1800 mountain cranberry; also its fruit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cowberry — /kow ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. cowberries. 1. the berry or fruit of any of various shrubs, esp. Vaccinium vitis idaea, of the heath family, growing in pastures. 2. any of these shrubs. [1790 1800; COW1 + BERRY, for L vaccinium plant name (in NL …   Universalium

  • cowberry — noun /ˈkaubərɪ/lang=en a) A shrub native of the cool temperate areas of northern hemisphere, Vaccinium vitis idaea. b) The berry of that shrub. Syn: foxberry, lingonberry, lowbush cranberry, mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, red whortleberry …   Wiktionary

  • cowberry — cow·ber·ry || kaÊŠberi /brɪ n. tart red berries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cowberry — cow•ber•ry [[t]ˈkaʊˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries mountain cranberry • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • cowberry — noun (plural cowberries) 1. a low creeping shrub of the heath family, Vaccinium vitis idaea, native to northern regions of Eurasia and North America. 2. the tart edible red berry of this plant, used to make sauces, jams, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • cowberry — n. (pl. ies) 1 an evergreen shrub, Vaccinium vitis idaea, bearing dark red berries. 2 the berry of this plant …   Useful english dictionary

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