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bilberry

(bĭl′bĕr′ē)
n.
1.
a. A low-growing deciduous shrub (Vaccinium myrtillus) of the heath family native to Eurasia and western North America, having edible bluish-black berries borne singly or in pairs, used for making jams, jellies, and juice and for medicinal purposes.
b. Any of several similar plants of the genus Vaccinium.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.

bilberry

Herbal medicine
A shrub, the berries of which contain anthocyanosides; bilberry is said to prevent atherosclerosis, and has been used internally for eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, myopia, night blindness, diabetes) and GI complaints (colic, constipation, diarrhoea, hypertension), and externally for burns, haemorrhoids, dermatitis, spider nevi and varicose veins.

bil·ber·ry

(bil'ber-ē)
Agent derived from dried fruit of Vaccinum myrtillus; studies suggest value in cardiovascular disease; also used to treat optic disorders; anecdotal reports claimuse improved vision.
Synonym(s): European blueberry, huckleberry, whortleberry.
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Fraughan lofted a free kick into the box and McGinn caught the Tudno defence napping to head home.
In a neat inter-passing interlude with Fraughan, Finlay crashed another effort against the post but Saints were content with their advantage, which was never under threat and they now meet Airbus at the next stage.
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But on 26 minutes, Ryan Fraughan chipped the ball to Aeron Edwards, who cushioned a volley through for Michael Wilde to run on and slot home his 16th goal of the season.
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Ben Chapman made super saves from Greg Draper and Ryan Fraughan before he did brilliantly to tip a fierce Sam Finley 20-yard drive onto the crossbar.
Ryan Fraughan, a thorn in the side of Druids all afternoon, swung over a free-kick from wide out and an unmarked Draper headed goalwards from six yards, only for Mullock to inexplicably miss the ball and make his side's task all the more difficult.