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A dwarf bramble with white flowers and edible orange fruit, which grows on the mountains and moorlands of northern Eurasia and northern North America.
- ‘And then there's the forest berries growing wild - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cloudberries, and lingonberries.’
- ‘There were stalls piled with pyramids of different coloured berries - deep purple blackcurrants, scarlet strawberries, pink lingonberries and bright orange slushy cloudberries.’
- ‘The introduction, however, explains that it is all part of a dream of a faraway land where Father Christmas rides in his sleigh through falling cloudberries.’
- ‘A large midday meal in a rural household may include fish baked in a rye loaf, potatoes, barley bread, cheese, pickled beets, cloudberries in sauce, milk, and coffee.’
- ‘In summer, the mountain slopes are lush with heather, birch forest and the occasional aspen; in season, there are wild cloudberries and blueberries, and in the forests are found chanterelles and other wild fungi.’
- ‘Thus Scandinavian countries make preserves based on cloudberries or lingonberries; Poland and Hungary make cherry jams; and S. European countries make apricot jams.’
- ‘Rare plant life which has perished includes cloudberry, a sub-arctic bramble, which thrives on moorland peat bogs.’
- ‘They also ate berries such as rowan and cloudberry, and hazelnuts.’
- ‘Her portrait on the back cover is as enticing and exotic as the pink cloudberry sorbet on the front cover.’
- ‘Millions of orange cloudberries are ripening in Norway, and experts say it may be the best cloudberry season in decades.’
Late 16th century: apparently from the noun cloud in the obsolete sense ‘hill’ + berry.
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