bilberry vs whortleberry what difference

what is difference between bilberry and whortleberry

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

Probably of North Germanic origin (Danish bøllebær), from Old Norse bolli (Proto-Germanic *bullǭ) + ber.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪlb(ə)ɹɪ/

Noun

bilberry (plural bilberries)

  1. Vaccinium myrtillus, the wild European blueberry of the cowberry family.
  2. The shrub of the above-mentioned plant.

Translations

Also see the translations of blueberry

References

  • “bilberry”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.


English

Etymology

Alteration of Middle English hurtilbery, equivalent to whortle +‎ berry. Compare English huckleberry.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɝtl̩bɛɹi/, /ˈhwɝtl̩-/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɜːtl̩bəɹi/, /ˈhɜːtl̩bəɹi/
  • Hyphenation: whor‧tle‧ber‧ry

Noun

whortleberry (plural whortleberries)

  1. Any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium:
    1. Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry or blue whortleberry);
    2. Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry or red whortleberry);
    3. Vaccinium uliginosum (bog whortleberry or bilberry).
  2. A berry of one of these shrubs.

Synonyms

  • (shrubs): whortle bush

Translations


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