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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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The mountain stream, known as the Blaeberry, in its wild career seems to have cut its way through the solid rock, carving a deep gorge between the mountains.
Visitors can explore the land, which contains fields of wildflowers bordered by pine forests and the Blaeberry, One of the tepees and a sweathouse are engulfed in lupine, Indian paintbrush, ladyslipper orchids, wild roses, fireweed and star-flowered false Solomon's seal.
It comprised mostly subalpine ground with tallish heather, blaeberry, and crowberry, with some patches of short heath.
We did an analysis of covariance (SAS GLM, [R.sup.2] = 0.75), with median hatch date as the dependent variable and date of blaeberry growth and area as explanatory variables.
Unusual to get claret this good at PS6, so savour the rich but straightforward cherry, clove and blaeberry flavours on display here.
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BLAEBERRY emerged as a surprise candidate for the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after registering a second success over fences at Ludlow.
But the fact the missive now hangs in the smallest room of Mary and husband Neil's semi-detached house with its stunning views over the small market town of Rothbury towards Blaeberry Hill, gives a clue that it's contents are anything but complementary.
The deer browse heavily on short grassland, and also on heather, rushes and blaeberry. In deep snow they will strip bark and eat juniper bushes.
kempton: 1.00 My Turn Now, 1.35 Priors Dale (Nap), 2.05 Blaeberry, 2.40 Bennett, 3.10 Big Rob, 3.45 Easy Laughter.
The daughter of Mark Of Esteem has since landed a classified stakes at Redcar where she beat Blaeberry by three-quarters of a length.
Although it is situated by a small road, it is seldom visited and the towering straight-trunked Scots pines and the abundant ground growth of heather and blaeberry give this fine little wood an almost magical feel.