Definition of Bilberry

1. Noun. Erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries.




2. Noun. Erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries.

3. Noun. Blue-black berries similar to American blueberries.
Exact synonyms: European Blueberry, Whortleberry
Generic synonyms: Berry
Group relationships: Blaeberry, Viccinium Myrtillus, Whinberry, Whortleberry

Definition of Bilberry

1. n. The European whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); also, its edible bluish black fruit.

Definition of Bilberry

1. Noun. ''Vaccinium myrtillus'', the wild European blueberry of the cowberry family. ¹

2. Noun. The shrub of the above-mentioned plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bilberry

1. an edible berry [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Bilberry

1. Origin: Cf. Dan. Bollebaer bilberry, where bolle is perh. Akin to E. Ball. 1. The European whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); also, its edible bluish black fruit. "There pinch the maids as blue as bilberry." (Shak) 2. Any similar plant or its fruit; especially, in America, the species Vaccinium myrtilloides, V. Caespitosum and V. Uliginosum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Bilberry Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Bilberry Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilberry

bilateralist
bilateralists
bilaterality
bilaterally
bilaterally symmetric
bilaterally symmetrical
bilateran
bilaterian
bilaterians
bilats
bilayer
bilayered
bilayerlike
bilayers
bilberries
bilberry (current term)
bilberrying
bilbies
bilbo
bilboa
bilboas
bilboe
bilboes
bilboquet
bilboquets
bilbos
bilby
bilcock
bilcocks
bildungsroman

Literary usage of Bilberry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Tall bilberry. Straggling, 4 to 8 ft. high, the branchlets angular; leaves 1 to I1/! ... Sierra bilberry. Shrub 11A to 2 ft. high; branchlets not angular; ..."

2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1849)
"We shall defer for the moment relating what passed between the master and man. Mr. bilberry quickly returned to the drawing-room, and welcomed his guests; ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"The Wild bilberry in Renal Disorders.—Professor Winternitz, of Vienna, directs attention to the wild bilberry, with a preparation of which he has ..."

4. Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics by Thomas Thomson (1818)
"Experiments on the bilberry, and on the Method of detecting extraneous Colours in Red Wine. ... Wines coloured by the juice of the bilberry, by elder, ..."

5. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH OF THE bilberry. Mr. Slevogt has communicated in Voigt's ... The bilberry at that place is therefore quite different in its nature from ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Bilberry

Search for Bilberry on Dictionary.com!Search for Bilberry on Thesaurus.com!Search for Bilberry on Google!Search for Bilberry on Wikipedia!

Search