Definition of cranberry in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkranˌberē/ /ˈkrænˌbɛri/ /ˈkranbərē/ /ˈkrænbəri/

Translate cranberry into Spanish


  • 1A small red acid berry used in cooking.

    as modifier ‘cranberry sauce’
    • ‘It is likely to apply to cranberries and cranberry sauce as well as juice.’
    • ‘Flavors include pineapple with strawberries, and citrus with orange, lemon and cranberry.’
    • ‘I created my own mix by combining a high-fiber cereal, low-sodium soy nuts and dried fruits, such as cranberries or raisins.’
    • ‘Stir in the cranberries, raisins, and orange peel.’
    • ‘Berman explained that the studies were done using regular cranberry juice cocktail.’
    • ‘If you buy cranberry juice cocktail, drink four glasses a day.’
    • ‘The Chicken itself was served with mashed potatoes and an apple / cranberry sauce.’
    • ‘And hot millet with dried cranberries, pecans and honey makes a tasty breakfast treat.’
    • ‘So I grabbed a bag of dried cranberries and shortly after, Simon did, too.’
    • ‘Scatter the pecans and dried cranberries in the tart base.’
    • ‘Last year, you could not get fresh cranberries or herbs by the 24th.’
    • ‘Sort and rinse, then use just like you would fresh cranberries.’
    • ‘There's also a pretty good chance that we could have a last minute substitution for the cranberry relish.’
    • ‘In the early 1990s, cranberry growers and marketers enjoyed several successful years.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the eastern wetland flora is not confined to cranberry farms in the Pacific Northwest.’
    • ‘Add cranberry cocktail and combine with kiwi by massaging mixture together.’
    • ‘I am lobbying pretty heavily for a spicy cranberry jelly from a jar.’
    • ‘I like the balance of sweet and sour in this one and there are whole cranberries in there for texture.’
    • ‘For me, it was pineapple juice, which was garnished appealingly with whole cranberries and a slice of orange.’
    • ‘The main course was going to be a roast duck, served with cranberry stuffing and scalloped potatoes.’
  • 2The evergreen dwarf shrub of the heather family that bears cranberries.

    Genus Vaccinium, family Ericaceae: several species, in particular the North American V. macrocarpon, which thrives in boggy places and from which most commercial varieties originate

    ‘Gorse, heather and cranberry cover the open areas and ancient forests of oak, hazel and holly grow higher up.’
    • ‘Foulshaw boasts a huge variety of plants and animals, including the cranberry, bog rosemary, heath butterfly and bog bush cricket.’
    • ‘Mounds, called hummocks, are the growing medium though which swamp laurel, Labrador tea, salal and native cranberries grow.’
    • ‘The cranberry is a native American wetland plant that is grown in open bogs and marshes.’
    • ‘It is one of only three sectors that is not in decline - ornamentals and cranberries are the other two.’


Mid 17th century (originally North American): from German Kranbeere or Low German kranebeere ‘crane-berry’.