from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two deciduous shrubs, Vaccinium myrtillus, of Eurasia, or V. corymbosum, of eastern North America, having edible blackish berries.
- n. The fruit of either of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium.
- n. A berry of one of these shrubs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In England, the fruit of Vaccinium Myrtillus; also, the plant itself. See bilberry, 1.
- n. The fruit of several shrubby plants of the genus Gaylussacia; also, any one of these plants. See huckleberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub, Vaceinium Myrtillus, or its fruit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
- n. blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
Dialectal variant of hurtleberry, from Middle English hurtilberi : perhaps alteration of hurt, an azure-colored ball (from Old French heurte) + berye, beri, berry; see berry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
whortle + berry (Wiktionary)