whortleberrymedical dictionary

<botany> In England, the fruit of Vaccinium Myrtillus; also, the plant itself. See Bilberry.

The fruit of several shrubby plants of the genus Gaylussacia; also, any one of these plants. See Huckleberry.

Origin: AS. Wyrtil a small shrub (dim. Of wyrt wort) + E. Berry. See Wort, and cf. Huckleberry, Hurtleberry.

(01 Mar 1998)

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