Definition of bilberry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɪlbəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪlberi//
(also whortleberry) (pl. bilberries, whortleberries)
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a small dark blue berry that grows on bushes on hills and in woods in northern Europe and can be eaten. The bush is also called a bilberry. compare blueberry Word Originlate 16th cent.: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish bøllebær.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bilberry