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bilberries


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bilberry  \Bil"ber*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Bilberries}.  [Cf.  Dan. 
  b["o]lleb[ae]r  bilberry,  where  b["o]lle  is  perh.  akin  to  E. 
  ball.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  European  whortleberry  ({Vaccinium  myrtillus}); 
  also  its  edible  bluish  black  fruit. 
 
  There  pinch  the  maids  as  blue  as  bilberry.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Any  similar  plant  or  its  fruit;  esp.,  in  America, 
  the  species  {Vaccinium  myrtilloides},  {V.  c[ae]spitosum} 
  and  {V.  uliginosum}. 




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