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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).
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz

bilberry

symbol for falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
See: Deceit
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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According to Downey, the Blaeberry River is the best place to see bear and other wildlife.
April and May monthly mean temperatures affected the date of blaeberry growth, which was correlated with Rock Ptarmigan breeding success, as were June temperature and rainfall (Watson et al.
At D, breeding success was related to June temperature when we kept the date of blaeberry growth constant (Table 9).
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 Casillero del Diablo version is sound and polished but, if you shop online, try this version with its rustic blaeberry and herbal flavours.
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.
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.
Defied a lengthy absence to win a competitive handicap at Haydock and favoured by the weight terms of this race, as she has an official rating 15lb superior to joint second highest rated Blaeberry and Shatabti but meets the field on level weights
Nicky Henderson added to his Ascot treble when Grand Annual Chase runnerup My Petra took the pounds 40,000 Bet365- backed mares' hurdle by a ready four lengths from Blaeberry.
Sapper Thomson, from Bathgate, was buried in nearby Blaeberry Cemetery.
Sandra will be buried at Blaeberry Cemetery in Whitburn today.