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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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44) This episode is essentially transferred into Ni Dhuibhne's Blaeberry Sunday, in which a real-life and well-known photographer of Donegal landscapes in the late nineteenth century, Robert French, decides to take a photograph of Sally and to represent her as an authentic Gael.
The company sources the blaeberry from Finland but says that it is planning to switch to Scottish-produced fruit once commercial quantities become available in the country.
Sporting (50:30:20:10) 10-13 Lough Derg, Chief Yeoman, 9-12 Serabad, 8-11 Lead On, 7-9 Group Captain, Working Title, 6-8 Procas De Thaix, Blaeberry, 4-6 Kawagino, Mexican Pete, Howle Hill, 3-5 Abragante, Chivalry, Personal Column, Scriptwriter, Kings Quay, 1-3 Saltango
The daughter of Mark Of Esteem has since landed a classified stakes at Redcar where she beat Blaeberry by three-quarters of a length.
The liqueur is flavoured with blaeberry and another ingredient known only to its creator, the Marquis of Huntly, the current Cock o' the North who is attending the show.
There are a lot of horses who have plenty to prove in this race, and the one most likely to run her race is the Emma Lavelletrained Blaeberry.
Terrified residents watched as police cordoned off roads and scoured woodland in the Blaeberry Hill area.
The drink, based on an ancient recipe of the Gordon clan, combines Speyside single malt whisky flavoured with blaeberry and a secret third ingredient that is known only to the marquis and his son, the Earl of Aboyne.
Here, Scottish winemaker Norrel Robertson has taken Spain's Mazuelo grape (aka Carignan) and created a big (14 per cent alcohol), dark red with firm tannin that perfectly rounds out the bramble and blaeberry fruit and the touches of mint and coconut on which it finishes.
BLAEBERRY emerged as a surprise candidate for the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at the CheltenhamFestival after registering a second success over fences at Ludlow.
BLAEBERRY has been in good form of late and can run well at rewarding odds.
A collection of rare malts from Duncan Taylor topped the drinks sector and a Bouvrage Blaeberry drink from Ella Drinks took the health enhancing category.