- any of several North American species of blueberries (genus Vaccinium)
- its dark-blue fruit
Origin of bilberry; from Scand, as in Danish bøllebær, literally , ball berry ; from Old Norse b?llr, ball + ber, berry
- a. A low-growing deciduous shrub (Vaccinium myrtillus) of the heath family native to Eurasia and western North America, having edible bluish-black berries borne singly or in pairs, used for making jams, jellies, and juice and for medicinal purposes.b. Any of several similar plants of the genus Vaccinium.
- The fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of bilberrybil-, probably of Scandinavian origin; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots + berry.