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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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Visitors can explore the land, which contains fields of wildflowers bordered by pine forests and the Blaeberry, One of the tepees and a sweathouse are engulfed in lupine, Indian paintbrush, ladyslipper orchids, wild roses, fireweed and star-flowered false Solomon's seal.
Bouvrage Blaeberry drink is a still, dry and non-alcoholic beverage which can be used as a mixer or drunk on its own.
It comprised mostly subalpine ground with tallish heather, blaeberry, and crowberry, with some patches of short heath.
The onset of unfolding of blaeberry leaves was noted to the nearest week in May-early June.
Byline: Matt Wiliams reckons Blaeberry looks a solid back-to-lay proposition
BLAEBERRY emerged as a surprise candidate for the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after registering a second success over fences at Ludlow.
But the fact the missive now hangs in the smallest room of Mary and husband Neil's semi-detached house with its stunning views over the small market town of Rothbury towards Blaeberry Hill, gives a clue that it's contents are anything but complementary.
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.
The deer browse heavily on short grassland, and also on heather, rushes and blaeberry.
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.
Although it is situated by a small road, it is seldom visited and the towering straight-trunked Scots pines and the abundant ground growth of heather and blaeberry give this fine little wood an almost magical feel.