Definition of blueberry in English:

blueberry

noun

  • 1The small sweet blue-black edible berry of the blueberry plant.

    • ‘In the morning I'll wake up and read and, in about an hour, I have some blueberries, cantaloupe melon, pears or maybe some cereal with soya milk.’
    • ‘Mandarin oranges, blueberries, sliced mango or apple are other fruit choices that would work well.’
    • ‘A crisp spinach salad or sweet blueberries right out of the crate are perfect, she says.’
    • ‘You can pick your own blueberries without growing them.’
    • ‘They canned lobsters, and also blueberries, which grow well in this area.’
    • ‘You could also add raspberries, loganberries, blueberries, tayberries and blackberries.’
    • ‘Her rolls and pies were only made with the freshest and sweetest blueberries available to her at any time, whenever she made them.’
    • ‘Stuff your cooler with fruit in all the shades of a crayon box: strawberries, blueberries, oranges, kiwis, melons and avocados.’
    • ‘If you can't find fresh berries, frozen blueberries work well too.’
    • ‘Sweet wild blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, which mop up nasty free radicals.’
    • ‘I have just finished cleaning up blueberries and apple sauce off the carpet in his room.’
    • ‘Fruits that have been singled out for particular anti-cancer properties include all types of berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.’
    • ‘For recovery, he mixes his own smoothies with soy milk, frozen blueberries, bananas, and strawberries.’
    • ‘Sweet cherries, blueberries, and strawberries also contain anthocyanins.’
    • ‘Also eating lots of healthy fruit - pink grapefruit, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, etc.’
    • ‘Throw in blueberries, peaches, apples, raisins, figs, whatever you can cook.’
    • ‘Plums are the stars here as are blueberries, bilberries and blackberries.’
    • ‘There is simply no way I'm giving up apples or peaches or blueberries forever.’
    • ‘One could certainly prepare a tasty dinner from salmon, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and blueberries.’
    • ‘For years, breakfast for me has been a smoothie made with an apple, a banana, blueberries and rice or soy milk.’
  • 2A hardy dwarf shrub of the heath family, with small, whitish drooping flowers and dark blue edible berries.

    • ‘The shrub layer includes lowbush blueberry, black huckleberry, dangleberry, staggerbush, inkberry and sheep laurel.’
    • ‘Scattered shrubs include two kinds of low-growing blueberries and the dwarf live oak, which is less than a foot tall.’
    • ‘The best fruits of lowbush blueberries are borne on the youngest stems, especially those growing directly from the ground.’
    • ‘Iron deficiency is common on blueberries, rhododendrons, and pin oaks unless the soil is quite acidic.’
    • ‘Some ornamental plants and fruit plants like blueberries require an acidic soil.’
    • ‘Since blueberries are grown on acid soils and the crown gall bacterium does not grow well in an acid situation, the disease is uncommon.’
    • ‘If possible, plant blueberries away from tree fruit.’
    • ‘Pine needles tend to increase the acidity of the soil so they work best around acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons and blueberries.’
    • ‘Groundcover was comprised of dense blueberry and huckleberry or mountain laurel.’
    • ‘Wild blueberries grown in Maine have been facing stiff import competition from those produced in Canada's eastern provinces.’
    • ‘Some popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.’
    • ‘Two to four years after planting, blueberries will start to produce fruit.’
    • ‘The same cultural practices may also be applied to blueberries, pieris, heather, holly and other plants that prefer acid, organic soils.’
    • ‘In 20 years of raising cultivated, high-bush blueberries nothing like this had ever happened before.’
    • ‘Shrubs - witch hazel, chokeberry, hydrangea, blueberry, sumac - added to the strange verisimilitude.’
    • ‘Common shrubs are farkleberry, lowbush blueberry, and maple-leaved viburnum.’
    • ‘One of the first things planted on Pheasant Hill Farm were high bush blueberries.’
    • ‘All are members of the large Ericaceae family, which also includes rhododendrons, azaleas, and blueberries.’
    • ‘While you may have seen blueberries growing in partial shade in the wild, they'll produce more and bigger berries if they have full sun for at least six hours a day.’
    • ‘At all three collection areas the habitat was a pine forest with an undergrowth of heather, blueberries, and ferns.’

Pronunciation:

blueberry

/ˈblo͞oˌberē/