vaccinium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

vaccinium (plural vacciniums)

  1. (botany) Any of the genus Vaccinium of ericaceous shrubs including the various kinds of blueberries and the true cranberries.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vaccinus or a corruption of Ancient Greek ὑάκινθος (huákinthos, dark red, purple).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaccīnium n (genitive vaccīniī); second declension

  1. the bilberry, blueberry, whortleberry

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vaccīnium vaccīnia
genitive vaccīniī vaccīniōrum
dative vaccīniō vaccīniīs
accusative vaccīnium vaccīnia
ablative vaccīniō vaccīniīs
vocative vaccīnium vaccīnia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austin, Flroida Ethnobotany