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CRANBERRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cranberry mean? 

CRANBERRY (noun)
  The noun CRANBERRY has 2 senses:

1. any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
2. very tart red berry used for sauce or juice

  Familiarity information: CRANBERRY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRANBERRY (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("cranberry" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cranberry"):

American cranberry; large cranberry; Vaccinium macrocarpon (trailing red-fruited plant)

European cranberry; small cranberry; Vaccinium oxycoccus (small red-fruited trailing cranberry of Arctic and cool regions of the northern hemisphere)

cowberry; foxberry; lingberry; lingenberry; lingonberry; mountain cranberry; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries)

Holonyms ("cranberry" is a member of...):

genus Vaccinium; Vaccinium (evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries)


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Meaning:

Very tart red berry used for sauce or juice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("cranberry" is a kind of...):

berry (any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves)

berry (a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry))

Holonyms ("cranberry" is a part of...):

American cranberry; large cranberry; Vaccinium macrocarpon (trailing red-fruited plant)

Holonyms ("cranberry" is a substance of...):

cranberry sauce (sauce made of cranberries and sugar)


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