One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A low-growing evergreen dwarf shrub of the heather family, which bears dark red berries and grows in northern upland habitats.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea, family EricaceaeSee also lingonberry
- ‘Pines, birches and juniper grow in luxuriant profusion on a valley floor lush in bilberry, cowberry and heather.’
- ‘High above tree line, this group had survived on a diet of heather, azalea, hair grass, and the leaves and stems of cowberries.’
- ‘Perspective hybrids of cowberries and blueberries have been selected and propagated.’
- ‘Humus or organic matter builds up and this allows the blueberries and cowberries to become established.’
- ‘There's the forest of cowberries, or the forest where the elk roams, or the timber forest.’
- 1.1 The edible acid berry of the cowberry plant.
- ‘At the moment new studies are undertaken to verify the effect of cowberries on the coronary vessels.’
- ‘Stir in about two good tablespoons of preserved cowberries and about 3 rounded tablespoons of crème fraîche.’
- ‘I usually serve round steak of kid goat with boiled potatoes, salad and cowberry sauce, often with sauce too.’
- ‘Besides the fish, cowberries and tea there was nothing more in our house at that moment.’
- ‘Besides those healthful nutrients, cowberries also contain phytochemicals that are thought to counteract urinary-tract infections.’
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