lingonberry
noun Etymology: Swedish lingon mountain cranberry; akin to Old Norse lyng ling Date: 1920 the fruit of the mountain cranberry; also mountain cranberry

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  • lingonberry — ☆ lingonberry [liŋ′ən ber΄ē ] n. pl. lingonberries [< Swed lingon, lingonberry (akin to ON lyng, heather: see LING2) + BERRY] COWBERRY …   English World dictionary

  • lingonberry — /ling euhn ber ee/, n., pl. lingonberries. See mountain cranberry (def. 1). [1950 55; < Sw lingon mountain cranberry + BERRY] * * * Fruit of a small creeping plant (Vaccinium vitis idaea) of the heath family, related to the blueberry and… …   Universalium

  • lingonberry — 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)

  • lingonberry — bruknė statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Uoginis erikinių (Ericaceae) šeimos augalas. Lietuvoje auga savaime. Yra išvesta derlingų, stambiomis uogomis veislių. Iš uogų verdamos uogienės. atitikmenys: lot. Vaccinium vitis idaea angl.… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • lingonberry — noun a) A shrub native of the cool temperate areas of northern hemisphere. b) The berry of that shrub. Syn: cowberry, csejka berry, foxberry, lowbush cranberry, mountain bilberry, mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, red whortleberry …   Wiktionary

  • lingonberry — [ lɪŋg(ə)nˌb(ə)ri, ˌbɛri] noun (plural lingonberries) another term for cowberry. Origin 1950s: from Swed. lingon cowberry + berry …   English new terms dictionary

  • lingonberry — ling·on·berry …   English syllables

  • lingonberry — ling•on•ber•ry [[t]ˈlɪŋ ənˌbɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries pln mountain cranberry • Etymology: 1950–55; < Sw lingon mountain cranberry +berry …   From formal English to slang

  • lingonberry — /ˈlɪŋənbɛri/ (say linguhnberee) noun (plural lingonberries) → cowberry. Also, lingberry. {Swedish lingon + berry} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lingonberry — noun 1. low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries • Syn: ↑cowberry, ↑mountain cranberry, ↑lingenberry, ↑lingberry, ↑foxberry, ↑Vaccinium vitis idaea • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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