- a firm, sour, edible, red berry, the fruit of any of several trailing evergreen shrubs (genus Vaccinium) of the heath family
- any of these shrubs
Origin of cranberry; from Dutch kranebere, Low German kraanbere, literally , crane berry: name used by early settlers in United States , replacing earlier British fen berry
- A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpon) in the heath family, native to eastern North America and widely cultivated for its tart, red, edible berries.
- The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
- Any of several other plants in the genus Vaccinium having red berries, especially V. oxycoccos.
Origin of cranberryPartial translation of Low German Kraanbere : Kraan, crane (from Middle Low German kran; see ger&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots) + bere, berry.