whortleberry


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to whortleberry: Red Whortleberry

whortleberry:

see blueberryblueberry,
plant of the large genus Vaccinium, widely distributed shrubs (occasionally small trees) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), usually found on acid soil. They are often confused with the related huckleberry.
..... Click the link for more information.
; huckleberryhuckleberry,
any plant of the genus Gaylussacia, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to North and South America. The box huckleberry (G. brachycera) of E North America is evergreen and is often cultivated. The common huckleberry (G.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Whortleberry

 

(Vaccinium myrtillus), sometimes called bilberry, a low shrub (15–40 cm tall) of the family Vacciniaceae. The branches are angularly ribbed, and the leaves fall for the winter. The solitary drooping flowers are urceolate-spherical in shape and greenish pink in coloration. The fruit is a nearly round black berry with a blue-gray bloom. The whortleberry occurs in Eurasia and North America, in damp or marshy coniferous and mixed forests (often referred to as whortleberry forests). In the USSR the whortleberry is common in the taiga, the tundra, and high-elevation regions. The berry is edible in fresh and dried form; its juice is used for coloring wines. Infusions, teas, or cornstarch puddings made from the berries are used as binding agents to treat diarrhea. The related species V. arctostaphylos, which occurs in the Caucasus, is a tall shrub or small tree (up to 3 m tall) with edible berries. The whortleberry is sometimes assigned to the family Ericaceae, with Vaccinoidea designated as a subfamily.

References in periodicals archive ?
To stud at 4 and dam of Priolina (93 f Priolo; unplaced), Querlor (94 c Kendor; unraced), Rendorina (95 f Kendor; winner), Tambourinaire (97 g Kendor; winner), Udu Point (98 c Lahib; winner), Valentino (99 g Valanour; Gr3 winner), Whortleberry (00 f Starborough; Gr2 winner), Xinos (01 c Nikos; unraced), Ysoldina (02 f Kendor; Gr.
Whortleberry was blinkered for the first time for her Deauville win, but the good effects appear not to have lasted.
The race has been a target of Whortleberry for some time and she showed herself to be in great form when taking the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville last month with something in hand.
Eight horses were declared yesterday for the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville, but the Prix Jean Romanet winner Whortleberry is likely to miss the race, according to trainer Francois Rohaut.
The William Haggas-trained Chorist ran a blinder in the Group 2 Prix Jean Romanet, but her 5lb penalty took its toll and she could not hold off the winner Whortleberry, finishing in third.
Another danger is Whortleberry, who should have won the Group 2 Prix de Royallieu last year but was ridden to the wrong winning post.
Francois Rohaut was pleased with the fourth Whortleberry, who stayed on well in the final stages.
But he finished high up the list of sophomore sires last year with Group 2 winner Whortleberry and two Listed scorers, and we should hear more from this well-bred young stallion in future.
Good mares with half-siblings on offer include Lady Rebecca, whose Kahyasi half-brother is lot 66, and Whortleberry, a very smart middle-distance filly in France last year; her Nikos half-brother is lot 86.