Meaning of cowberry in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkaʊb(ə)ri/

nounplural noun cowberries

  • 1A low-growing evergreen dwarf shrub of the heather family, which bears dark red berries and grows in northern upland habitats.

    Also called lingonberry

    Vaccinium vitis-idaea, family Ericaceae

    ‘Pines, birches and juniper grow in luxuriant profusion on a valley floor lush in bilberry, cowberry and heather.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘High above tree line, this group had survived on a diet of heather, azalea, hair grass, and the leaves and stems of cowberries.’
    • ‘Humus or organic matter builds up and this allows the blueberries and cowberries to become established.’
    1. 1.1The edible acid berry of the cowberry plant.
      ‘At the moment new studies are undertaken to verify the effect of cowberries on the coronary vessels.’
      • ‘Besides the fish, cowberries and tea there was nothing more in our house at that moment.’
      • ‘I usually serve round steak of kid goat with boiled potatoes, salad and cowberry sauce, often with sauce too.’
      • ‘Stir in about two good tablespoons of preserved cowberries and about 3 rounded tablespoons of crème fraîche.’
      • ‘Besides those healthful nutrients, cowberries also contain phytochemicals that are thought to counteract urinary-tract infections.’