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Bilberry

noun
(pl. bilberries)
1.
Erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries.  Synonyms: blaeberry, Viccinium myrtillus, whinberry, whortleberry.
2.
Erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries.  Synonyms: mountain blue berry, thin-leaved bilberry, Viccinium membranaceum.
3.
Blue-black berries similar to American blueberries.  Synonyms: European blueberry, whortleberry.



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"Bilberry" Quotes from Famous Books



... equal in age, and similar in education, tastes, and sentiments." In another letter, written after she had lost both her sisters, she says, "Emily had a particular love for the moors; and there is not a knoll of heather, not a branch of fern, not a young bilberry leaf, not a fluttering lark or linnet, but reminds me of her. The distant prospects were Anne's delight; and, when I look round, she is in the blue tints, the pale mists, the waves and shadows of the horizon." ...
— The Friendships of Women • William Rounseville Alger

... married. No girl in Society had been more eagerly courted. It was whispered that already she had refused more than one Archbishop, three Newspaper Proprietors and a couple of Dukes. Something, she scarcely knew what, told her that this was not love. She must wait. As she dressed to go to the Duchess of Bilberry's "At Home," she wondered if she would ever meet John Penquarto again, and if he ...
— The Sunny Side • A. A. Milne



Words linked to "Bilberry" :   blueberry, blaeberry, blueberry bush, berry



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