|Northern highbush blueberry|
Vaccinium corymbosum, the northern highbush blueberry, is a North American species of blueberry which has become a food crop of significant economic importance. It is native to eastern Canada and the eastern and southern United States, from Ontario east to Nova Scotia and south as far as Florida and eastern Texas. It is also naturalized in other places: Europe, Japan, New Zealand, the Pacific Northwest of North America, etc. Other common names include blue huckleberry, tall huckleberry, swamp huckleberry, high blueberry, and swamp blueberry.
blue + berry
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbluːb(ə)ɹi/
- (US) enPR: blu'bĕ"rē, IPA(key): /ˈblu.ˌbɛ.ɹi/
blueberry (countable and uncountable, plural blueberries)
- (countable) An edible round berry, belonging to the cowberry group (Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus), with flared crowns at the end, that turns blue on ripening.
- (countable) The shrub of the above-mentioned berry.
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