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Lingonberry vs. Cranberry

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Lingonberrynoun

A berry-bearing shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, native to the cool temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.

Cranberrynoun

A shrub belonging to the section Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium.

Lingonberrynoun

The berry of this shrub.

Cranberrynoun

The edible red berry of that shrub.

Lingonberrynoun

low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries

Cranberryadjective

Of the intense red colour of a cranberry.

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Lingonberrynoun

tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller

Cranberrynoun

A red, acid berry, much used for making sauce, etc.; also, the plant producing it (several species of Vaccinum or Oxycoccus.) The high cranberry or cranberry tree is a species of Viburnum (Viburnum Opulus), and the other is sometimes called low cranberry or marsh cranberry to distinguish it.

Cranberrynoun

any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries

Cranberrynoun

very tart red berry used for sauce or juice

Cranberry

Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. In Britain, cranberry may refer to the native species Vaccinium oxycoccos, while in North America, cranberry may refer to Vaccinium macrocarpon.

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