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    blueberry - bilberry

    Hi everybody! Can someone help me please? I'm translating a text from English into Italian and I would like to know if there is any difference between blueberries and bilberries. I can't find a proper solution for this problem. Thnak you in advance for your kind attention.

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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    Quote Originally Posted by tif_star1 View Post
    Hi everybody! Can someone help me please? I'm translating a text from English into Italian and I would like to know if there is any difference between blueberries and bilberries. I can't find a proper solution for this problem. Thnak you in advance for your kind attention.
    I have never heard of bilberries before. Where are they found?


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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    Click here to read about bilberries. They are commonly smaller than blueberries and more acidic.

    They mainly grow wild — unlike blueberries, which are cultivated.

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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    Thank you very much! Is there a possible translation in Italian that could highlight such a difference? Because here we have just "mirtilli" with no substantial difference between the two types.

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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    Blueberries are native to North America, bilberries are native to Europe. The former are cultivated, the latter are not and are usually harvested wild. They belong to the same Genus of plants.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 16-Oct-2014 at 13:40.

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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    Quote Originally Posted by tif_star1 View Post
    Is there a possible translation in Italian that could highlight such a difference? Because here we have just "mirtilli" with no substantial difference between the two types.
    Does mirtilli selvatico sound resonable for bilberries?

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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Does mirtilli selvatico sound resonable for bilberries?
    Yes, mirtilli selvatici is the correct translation for bilberries, and, adjective agreeing with the noun, in number and gender.

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    Re: blueberry - bilberry

    You can get bilberries (as supplements) at Wal-Mart.

    http://www.walmart.com/search/?query...=%20bilberries

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