Definition of cowberry in US English:



  • another term for mountain cranberry
    • ‘High above tree line, this group had survived on a diet of heather, azalea, hair grass, and the leaves and stems of cowberries.’
    • ‘Pines, birches and juniper grow in luxuriant profusion on a valley floor lush in bilberry, cowberry and heather.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Perspective hybrids of cowberries and blueberries have been selected and propagated.’