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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.
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; 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.
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(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.

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Jarnet appeared to mistake the winning post of Whortleberry in the Prix de Royallieu and the combination was caught close home by Christophe Soumillon on Moon Search.
Belle Et Celebre's female family suggests that she should have no trouble staying 1m4f if connections choose to go that route, especially as her half-sister, Whortleberry, stayed the distance well.
Jarnet appeared to mistake the winning post on Whortleberry in the Prix de Royallieu and was caught close home by Christophe Soumillon on Moon Search.
Among his best progeny is the multiple Group-winning mare Whortleberry and the Group 3 winner Star Valley.
Pride, ridden by Christophe Lemaire, collared Red Bloom in the dying strides of the mile-and-a-quarter contest, in which last year's winner Whortleberry finished a further three lengths away in third.
Whortleberry beat Pride in this race a year ago and the pair clash again.
Whortleberry, who likes cut in the ground, ran eighth in the PepiniAre and needed the race.
She finished a five-and-three-quarter-length fifth to Whortleberry in the Group 2 Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville, before beating Kinnaird half a length in the Group 2 Blandford Stakes at The Curragh on September 19.
Trainer Francois Rohaut said: 'If the ground turns out to be firm, we could withdraw Whortleberry. We put blinkers on the filly to motivate her.'