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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]
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The Bilberry Rock goat herd, which graze on a cliff-top overlooking Waterford city, are believed to have arrived on the east coast with French settlers, the Huguenots.
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Legend has it that during World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots noticed that the accuracy of their nightly bombing runs over Germany improved markedly if they ate bilberry jam beforehand.
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Don Collar of Bilberry Baptist Church, Dennis Gruver of New Wine Community Church and Jim Statham of Grace Presbyterian Church in Orleans, along with Christian businessman Gunter Rochow and Abdul Rashid, a leader of Ottawa's Muslim community, have offered to speak at Orleans high schools on "Building Bridges in the Community after September 11.
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