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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bilberry 
  n  1:  erect  European  blueberry  having  solitary  flowers  and 
  blue-black  berries  [syn:  {whortleberry},  {whinberry},  {blaeberry}, 
  {Viccinium  myrtillus}] 
  2:  erect  blueberry  of  western  United  States  having  solitary 
  flowers  and  somewhat  sour  berries  [syn:  {thin-leaved 
  bilberry},  {mountain  blue  berry},  {Viccinium  membranaceum}] 
  3:  blue-black  berries  similar  to  American  blueberries  [syn:  {whortleberry}, 
  {European  blueberry}] 




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