Probably of North Germanic origin (Danish bøllebær), from Old Norse bolli (Proto-Germanic *bullǭ) + ber.
- IPA(key): /ˈbɪlb(ə)ɹɪ/
bilberry (plural bilberries)
- Vaccinium myrtillus, the wild European blueberry of the cowberry family.
- The shrub of the above-mentioned plant.
Also see the translations of blueberry
- “bilberry” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton