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Cranberry definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRANBERRY, n. [crane and berry.] A species of Vaccinium; a berry that grows on a slender, bending stalk. Its botanical name is oxycoccus, [sour berry,] and it is also called moss-berry, or moor-berry, as it grows only on peat-bogs or swampy land. The berry when ripe is red, and of the size of a small cherry or of the hawthorn berry. These berries form a sauce of exquisite flavor, and are used for tarts. The cranberry of the United States is a distinct species, the V. Macrocarpon. [The common pronunciation, cramberry, is erroneous.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
2: very tart red berry used for sauce or juice

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: part translation of Low German kraanbere, from kraan crane + bere berry Date: 1647 1. the red acid berry produced by some plants (as Vaccinium oxycoccos and V. macrocarpon) of the heath family; also a plant producing these 2. any of various plants with a fruit that resembles a cranberry 3. a dark red

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 any evergreen shrub of the genus Vaccinium, esp. V. macrocarpon of America and V. oxycoccos of Europe, yielding small red acid berries. 2 a berry from this used for a sauce and in cooking. Also called fen-berry. Etymology: 17th c.: named by Amer. colonists f. G Kranbeere, LG kranebere crane-berry

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cranberries) Cranberries are red berries with a sour taste. They are often used to make a sauce or jelly that you eat with meat. N-COUNT: usu pl, oft N n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Bog-berry, moor-berry, moss-berry.



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