Definition of knowpert in English:

knowpert

(also knoupert)

noun

Scottish, North
  • The shrub crowberry, Empetrum nigrum; (also) the berries, or a berry, of this plant.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Phytologist. Probably from knop + wort, perhaps influenced in form by Scots (north-eastern) croupert (also kraupert, crowpert), in the same sense; compare also Scots (north-eastern) croupans (also croupens) crowberry. With the formation compare Danish knopurt knapweed (from knop + urt).

Pronunciation

knowpert

/ˈnaʊpəːt/