Origin of lingonberryfrom Swedish lingon, lingonberry (akin to Old Norse lyng, heather: see ling) + berry
- A low creeping evergreen shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), native to northern North America and Eurasia and having drooping clusters of small white or pinkish flowers.
- The edible red berry of this plant, used to make sauces, jams, and preserves. Also called In both senses also called cowberry . Also called mountain cranberry .
Origin of lingonberrySwedish lingon ( from Swedish ling lingonberry ) ( variant of ljung ) ( from Old Norse lyng heather, lingonberry ) ( perhaps of substrate origin or akin to Old Church Slavonic l&oogon;gŭ grove, meadow ) ( and Russian lug ) (Swedish -on suffix forming the names of berries, probably from a Proto-Germanic plural ending ) berry
lingon +"Ž berry