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Blueberry  n.  (Bot.) The berry of several species of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, differing from the American huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds instead of ten nutlets. The commonest species are Vaccinium Pennsylvanicum and Vaccinium vacillans. Vaccinium corymbosum is the tall blueberry.






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"Blueberry" Quotes from Famous Books



... across the land, and at times blotting the hills entirely from view. The fire was off to the right, and perhaps a mile or more away. But he well knew that between it and Island Lake was a large stretch of blueberry plains. When the fire reached this, it would travel rapidly, devouring everything in its way. Then it would sweep through a thicket of fir and spruce trees on the shore of the lake, and the flames would be sure to leap to the island, which here was but a short distance ...
— Jess of the Rebel Trail • H. A. Cody

... last load, an hour before sundown, on the shore of the Big Sabeo. This lake was quite different from the others; wide and open, with smooth sand-beaches all around it. The little hills which encircled it had been burned over years ago; and the blueberry pickers had renewed the fire from year to year. The landscape was light green and yellow, beneath a low, cloudy sky; no forest in sight, except one big, black island far across ...
— Days Off - And Other Digressions • Henry Van Dyke

... and once more dragged him away over the rough path. He soon became tired and fretful, and in spite of all her entreaties began to shout lustily for his father. But the men were now so far away that they could not hear him. He complained of hunger; and when presently they came to a blueberry patch, she flung herself down on the heather and allowed him to pick berries. She heard cow-bells and sheep-bells tinkling round about her, and concluded that she could not be far from the saeters, or mountain dairies. ...
— Boyhood in Norway • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

... blueberries can be made successfully only in blueberry season, but other fruit, as, for example, dates, may be used in place of the blueberries. Cranberries are often used in muffins, but to many persons they are not agreeable because of the excessive ...
— Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 - Volume 1: Essentials of Cookery; Cereals; Bread; Hot Breads • Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

... clam cocktails, codfish cakes and tiny pots of baked beans, hot steamed brown bread cut in small round slices, blueberry tarts, and coffee. ...
— Entertaining Made Easy • Emily Rose Burt

... could not delegate the duty to him, as he had intended. Accordingly, slinging the wrap over his shoulder, in the middle of the morning, he started on the path which ran along among the scrub-oak and blueberry patches, to lose itself on the curving stretch of beach which lay between the inn and Captain's Point, where stood the Whites' house known in the region ...
— Flint - His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes • Maud Wilder Goodwin

... the factory by the bartering, McElroy and Ridgar and the two clerks hardly saw the blue spring sky, nor caught a breath of the scented air of the spring. Within the forest the Saskatoon was blooming and the blueberry bushes were tossing soft heads of foam, while many a tree of the big woods gave forth a breath of spice. It came in at the door and the young factor raised his head many times a day to drink its sweetness in a sort of wistfulness. At dusk he stood on the sill, released from the trade, ...
— The Maid of the Whispering Hills • Vingie E. Roe

... up to the group and announced that a blueberry picnic had been arranged. Somebody had discovered a pasture where the bushes were loaded with luscious fruit. They would carry lunch, and bring back enough for a regular ...
— The Torch Bearer - A Camp Fire Girls' Story • I. T. Thurston

... who were in hiding with the horses over by Blueberry swamp, have been flushed by those bordermen. Some of them have escaped; at least one, for no one but Ashbow could shoot that ...
— The Last Trail • Zane Grey

... its course to due north-west the boundary in that direction between that and the adjoining property. The banks of the ravine are enclosed in a belt of every imaginable forest shrub,—wild cherry, mountain ash, raspberry, blueberry, interspersed here and there with superb specimens of oak, spruce, fir and pine. A second avenue has been laid out amongst the trees between the road fence and the brook, to connect with the lawn at the west of the house, by a neat little bridge, resting on two square piers ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine

... gauged Fuzzy quickly with his blueberry eye as a wrestler does. His hand was itching to play the Roman and wrest the rag Sabine from the extemporaneous merry-andrew who was entertaining an angel unaware. But he refrained. Fuzzy was fat and solid and big. Three inches of well-nourished ...
— Strictly Business • O. Henry

... what I wanted. Mrs. Casewell, from Philadelphia, has been teasing me for some blueberry pudding. What ...
— Five Hundred Dollars - or, Jacob Marlowe's Secret • Horatio Alger

... fronds. There are usually more sterile than fertile blades, especially in dense shade. We have waded repeatedly through a miry swamp in Melrose, Mass., where the wild calla flourishes along with the blueberry and other swamp bushes, and have found the chain fern in several shaded spots, but every frond was sterile. It is said that when exposed to the sun it always faces the south. Swamps, Maine to Florida, especially along the Atlantic ...
— The Fern Lover's Companion - A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada • George Henry Tilton



Words linked to "Blueberry" :   bilberry, Vaccinium arboreum, dwarf bilberry, blueberry root, tall bilberry, European blueberry, sparkleberry, deerberry, low-bush blueberry, Vaccinium stamineum, Vaccinium angustifolium, evergreen huckleberry, bog bilberry, low blueberry, grouse whortleberry, bog whortleberry, thin-leaved bilberry, Vaccinium scoparium, dryland berry, rabbiteye blueberry, Vaccinium myrsinites, evergreen blueberry, whinberry, shrub, grouseberry, blueberry yogurt, whortleberry, Vaccinium uliginosum alpinum, mountain blue berry, moor berry, farkleberry



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