Cran"ber*ry (kr?n"b?r-r?), n.; pl. Cranberries (-rz). [So named from its fruit being ripe in the spring when the cranes return. Dr. Prior.] Bot.

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 (V. Opulus), and the other is sometimes called low cranberry or marsh cranberry to distinguish it.


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