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cranberries


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cranberry  \Cran"ber*ry\  (kr[a^]n"b[e^]r*r[y^]),  n.;  pl 
  {Cranberries}  (-r[i^]z).  [So  named  from  its  fruit  being  ripe 
  in  the  spring  when  the  cranes  return.  --Dr.  Prior.]  (Bot.) 
  A  red,  acid  berry,  much  used  for  making  sauce,  etc.;  also 
  the  plant  producing  it  (several  species  of  {Vaccinum}  or 
  {Oxycoccus}.)  The  {high  cranberry}  or  {cranberry  tree}  is  a 
  species  of  {Viburnum}  ({V.  Opulus}),  and  the  other  is 
  sometimes  called  {low  cranberry}  or  {marsh  cranberry}  to 
  distinguish  it 




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