bil|ber|ry

bil|ber|ry
bil|ber|ry «BIHL BEHR ee, -buhr-», noun, plural -ries.
1. a) a small, edible, bluish-black berry, much like a blueberry; whortleberry. b) the shrub that it grows on. It belongs to the health family.
2. any one of various related plants.
[apparently < Scandinavian (compare Danish böllebær); influenced by English berry]

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