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bilberry

1. any of several ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, having edible blue or blackish berries
2. 
a. the fruit of any of these plants
b. (as modifier): #5bilberry pie
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bilberry

Similar to blueberries. Ripe blueberries are white or light green inside, while bilberries and huckleberries are red or purple throughout. Bilberries are most often found singularly or in pairs, while blueberries are most often found in clusters. High in vitamin C and bioflavonoidswhich helps keep connective tissues healthy and strengthens small blood vessels and capillaries, factors that keep skin youthful. Lowers blood pressure. GREAT FOR EYES- increases rhodopsin which helps night blindness. It protects against macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Also has a strong effect on lowering blood sugar. Very astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Dried berry and leaf tea used for diarrhea, diabetes, dysentery, diuretic, scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), mouth inflammations, stop bleeding, arthritis, hardening of arteries, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, rebuilding connective tissue (skin, wrinkles).

bilberry

symbol for falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
See: Deceit
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I used blueberries from the supermarket, as the picture (above) was taken some weeks ago, but blueberry is the same family as the whimberry.
If you don't have the legs to walk up the moors and pick your own whimberries, can't find a game dealer who has grouse in stock and would love to eat lobster before the season finishes, then Friday September 4 is for you as we are holding a lobster and grouse dinner with whimberry crme brle to finish, all washed down with some of California's finest wines - call us on 01490 440264 if you are interested.
A whimberry has the sheer concentration of fruit flavours to make many vignerons envious.
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