blueberry[-ber′ē, -bər ē]
- ☆ any of a genus (Vaccinium) of shrubs of the heath family, bearing small, edible, blue-black berries with tiny seeds and a whitish, waxy bloom
- ☆ any of these berries
Origin of blueberryMiddle English bloberi ; from blo, blue + berie, berry
- a. Any of various plants of the genus Vaccinium, having white to reddish, urn-shaped or tubular flowers and edible blue to blue-black berries, especially the highbush blueberry and the lowbush blueberry.b. The fruit of any of these plants.
- A usually blue-gray spherule that is found in soil and sedimentary rock and is rich in hematite, produced by the weathering of rock or by precipitation from rock by moving groundwater.
(comparative more blueberry, superlative most blueberry)
- Of a dark blue colour.
(third-person singular simple present blueberries, present participle blueberrying, simple past and past participle blueberried)