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What is the word for “bluberries” and “cranberries” in Spanish?

Two translator Apps indicate “arándanos” for both cranberries and blueberries.

One suggested “arándanos rojos” for cranberries, and “arándanos azules” for blueberries.

What are the words for such fruits in Spanish?

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I’m taking as granted that you want to know the difference between cranberries and blueberries in Spanish.

The cranberries refer to several species within the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. Its equivalent in Spanish is arándano rojo.

The blueberries refer to several species from the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. One of those species, the vaccinium corymbosum, is what we know as arándano azul or just arándano. Nonetheless, it seems that the word arándano in Spanish refers to the vaccinium myrtillus, a species known in English as bilberry or European blueberry. In fact, the Spanish definition for arándano in the DRAE takes as granted that the fruit of the bush is blackish or bluish.

What is the word for “bluberries” and “cranberries” in Spanish? Two translator Apps indicate “arándanos” for both cranberries and blueberries. One suggested “arándanos rojos” for cranberries,

Blueberry in Spanish
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How do you say “Blueberry” in Spanish?. We want to know how you call it. It will be fun to see all the “variations” the Spanish language has as well observe how something changes name depending on location?
I’ll start by dropping the first option:
1. Arándano

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Arandano is cranberry

i need to know the translatio of blueberry to spanish from mexico spanish

our nanny from mexico feeds them to the baby here in Dallas and says she’s never seen or heard of them before. I suggested arandano to her and she did not know that word either.

well i know that “mora” is a word for raspberry so maybe its a type of mora

I think the word is mora. See if she knows that one.

This is an excellent question. The correct word is salsamora

Blueberries don’t grow in Mexico. My father calls them arandanos and he is a native of Zamora. I think that there is a type of berry that looks like the blueberry called an “arandano” and so they just call it that.

Mora is blackberry

frambuesa is the word for raspberry. mora is blackberry. Just had this conversation last night with some Mexicans and when I asked how you say “blueberry” one replied in a Mexican accent “blooberi”. I guess you had to be there. Anyway, they just don’t grow in Mexico, whereas raspberries and blackberries are grown there for export to the US.

Blackberries are moras, raspberries are zarzamoras. Cranberries and blueberries are rare in Mexico, but apparently both are called arandano, and only the new market of cereals and juices from USA had started recently the knowledge of Mexicans of these delicious fruits. I’m Mexican and know this from first hand

Mora is the blackberry and arandano azul is the blueberrie

arandano azul, i like it. that’s what i’ll call it now. jajajaja

Arandano in spanish is cranberry !

Blackberry – – Zarzamora
Blueberry – – Mora Azul/Arándano Azul
Raspberry – – Frambuesa
Cranberry – – Arándano/Arándano Rojo
Strawberry – – Fresa

Source: Me, spanish speaker

Peru does not have a spanish word for blueberry (possibly has a spanglish word by now). Mora is blackberry; frambuesa is raspberry; fresa is strawberry and then there are local native berries that have distinct names depending on the locale.
My suspicion is that “vaccinium”, which includes blueberry and its cousin, huckleberry, does not grow as a “native” plant in Latin America.
This plant needs a particularily acid soil (not that acid soils don’t exist in Latin America..volcanos anyone?) and frequently grows in climates with freezing winters (Montana for huckleberry; and northern regions for blueberry). An exception for huckleberry is a very large patch (nobody is known to have planted it on purpose) in Tilden Park in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area (Mediterranean climate). Blueberry can be cultivated with success in the Bay Area.
Perhaps the birds that could spread the seeds of vaccinium do not migrate to those lands?

I am from Argentina, we call the Strawberries “Frutillas” (we know the word Fresa, we just dont use it). We call the Raspberry “Frambuesa” and the Blackberry “Mora” – I had heard the word “Arandano” and I knew it was a “Fruto del Bosque” (“Woods’ Fruit”) but I’ve never really seen them until I came to the States. I am guessing it is right to call the Blueberries and Cranberries that but I am sure they are mostly known by the English name now thanks to Globalization.

In Northern Spain I asked for arandanos and got blueberries.

arándanos – blueberries (in Spain)
arándanos – cranberries (also arandanos silvestres)
fresas -or- frutillas – strawberries
moras -or- zarzamoras – blackberries
frambuesas – raspberries
frutos del bosque – berries from the forest

and how do you say “madroño” in English? I’ve always been curious about that. I know the tree is called a strawberry tree but surely we don’t call the fruit a strawberry!

i could of sworn that it was frambuesa but i asked my mother and she said it was arandano so i guess thats the answer and we are from el salvador

YES I SPOKE WITH MY SISTER IN PANAMA N SHE SEAD THE PRONOUNCE IS ARANDANO AZUL,SO THAT IS RIGHT.

cranberries are “arandanos agrios”, arandano is the botanical word for blueberry.

Arandano and mora are just berries.

Blueberry in Spanish is arándano azul, mirtillo or mirtilo
Raspberry is frambuesa
Cranberry is arándano agrio or arándano rojo

I am a Spanish/French/English speaker

mora is just ‘berry’
zarzamora – blackberry
mora azul – blueberry
frambuesa – raspberry
arandano – cranberry

Mora/Zarzamora = Blackberry
Arandano = Cranberry
Mora Azul/Arandano Azul = Blueberry
Frambuesa = Raspberry
Zarza de Boysen = Boysenberry
Grosella = Redcurrant

Every country has different words. Ppl don’t get offended or worked up.

the correct word in spain (spanish) is moras.

Las especies del género Rubus se caracterizan por poseer tallos espinosos como los rosales y a menudo se les llama zarzas; aunque el nombre es más frecuentemente utilizado para la zarzamora y especies similares que tienen hábitos trepadores, y no para la frambuesa que posee tallos erectos. Sus frutos aunque similares a bayas, no lo son. Los frutos son carnosos y están formados por numerosas drupas muy pequeñas (polidrupa) unidas entre sí.
Algunas de las especies más conocidas del género:
Rubus caesius: parrilla (no zarzaparrilla)
Rubus idaeus: Frambuesa
Rubus fruticosus: Zarzamora
Rubus chamaemorus: mora boreal
Rubus glaucus: mora andina
Rubus loganobaccus: Mora de Logan (híbrido natural entre frambuesa y zarzamora)
Rubus phoenicolasius: frambuesa japonesa
Rubus spectabilis: zarza naranja
Rubus ulmifolius: zarza o zarzamora

Zarzamora- black berry
Arándano agrio- cranberry
Arándano azul/ Mora azul- blueberry
Frambuesa- raspberry

Mora is blackberries, arandano rojo is cranberry, zarsamora is raspberry, and blueberries is just arandano.

blueberry es arándano azul, o simplemente arandano

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