See also: Cranberry

English Edit

common cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

Etymology Edit

Adapted in the 1640s from Dutch Low Saxon or German Low German Kraanbeere, from Kraan m (which means and is cognate to crane) + Beere f (which means and is cognate to berry).

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkræn.b(ə).ri/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkræn.bɛr.i/
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Noun Edit

cranberry (countable and uncountable, plural cranberries)

  1. (countable) A shrub belonging to the section Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium.
  2. (countable) The edible red berry of that shrub.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope yarn. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls.
  3. An intense red colour, like that of a cranberry

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  • German: Cranberry

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Adjective Edit

cranberry (not comparable)

  1. Of the intense red colour of a cranberry.
    • 2011, Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, Glorious Appearing: The End of Days:
      Leon was in his most resplendent, gaudiest, Day-Glo getup, including a purple felt fez with multiple hangy-downs and a cranberry vestment with gold collar, appliquéd with every religious symbol known to man []

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