cran|ber|ry «KRAN BEHR ee, -buhr-», noun, plural -ries.
1. a firm, sour, dark-red berry, used in making sauce and jelly.
2. a small shrub or trailing vine that these berries grow on. It grows in marshes or bogs and belongs to the heath family.
3. any one of various plants having fruit like the cranberry.
[American English, perhaps < Low German kraanbere]

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  • cran·ber·ry — /ˈkrænˌberi, Brit ˈkrænbəri/ noun, pl ries 1 [count] : a small, dark red berry or the plant that produces it often used before another noun cranberry sauce/juice cranberry bogs 2 [noncount] : a dark red color …   Useful english dictionary

  • cran — cran·age; cran·dall·ite; cran·gon; cran·gon·i·dae; cran·nage; cran·nied; cran·nock; cran·nog; cran·reuch; di·a·cran·te·ri·an; syn·cran·te·ri·an; cran; cran·ber·ry; cran·kle; cran·ny; di·a·cran·ter·ic; syn·cran·ter·ic; …   English syllables

  • ber — cy·ber; cy·ber·cafe; cy·ber·citizen; cy·ber·culture; cy·ber·nat·ed; cy·ber·na·tion; cy·ber·naut; cy·ber·porn; cy·ber·punk; cy·ber·sex; cy·ber·space; cy·ber·speak; cy·ber·surfer; fi·ber·scope; lib·ber; ok·to·ber·fest; sa·ber·met·rics; zeit·ge·ber; …   English syllables

  • cranberry — cran·ber·ry …   English syllables

  • Cranberry — Cran|ber|ry 〈[kræ̣n ] f. 10; Bot.〉 Preiselbeere [engl.] * * * Cran|ber|ry [ krænbɛri], die; , s [engl. cranberry, im Amerik. geb. nach älter dt. Kranbeere = Preiselbeere, eigtl. = Kranichsbeere, unter Anlehnung an engl. crane = Kranich]: 1. in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cranberry — cran|ber|ry [ˈkrænbəri US beri] n plural cranberries [Date: 1600 1700; : Low German; Origin: kraanbere, from kraan crane + bere berry ; because a part of the flower looks like a crane s beak] a small red sour fruit ▪ cranberry sauce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cranberry — cran|ber|ry [ kræn,beri ] noun count a small sour red fruit that grows on a bush: turkey with cranberry sauce a glass of cranberry juice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cranberry — cran•ber•ry [[t]ˈkrænˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) pln coo the sour red berry of certain plants belonging to the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family, as V. macrocarpon or V. oxycoccos, used esp. to make a sauce, relish, or juice 2) pln the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cranberry — Cran|ber|ry [ krɛnbɛri], die; , s (der Preiselbeere ähnliche Beere) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • ry — ry; ry·al; ry·a·nia; ry·an·o·dine; ry·der; ry·o·bu; ry·ot; ry·pe; sac·rifi·ca·to·ry; sal·ta·to·ry; san·a·to·ry; sat·is·fac·to·ry; sau·ry; sav·age·ry; sce·na·ry; scrip·to·ry; sculp·ti·to·ry; se·cre·to·ry; sen·sa·to·ry; sep·a·ra·to·ry;… …   English syllables

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