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From Swedish lingon (cowberry, lingonberry) +‎ berry.


lingonberry (plural lingonberries)

  1. A berry-bearing shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, native to the cool temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
    Synonyms: lowbush cranberry, mountain bilberry, cowberry, foxberry, partridgeberry, red whortleberry, csejka berry
  2. The berry of this shrub.
    Synonyms: cowberry, foxberry, partridgeberry
    Coordinate terms: blueberry, cranberry
    • 1998, The Big Lebowski, spoken by Nihilist (Peter Stormare):
      Ze lingonberry pancake!


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