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Arándano

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arándano (masculine noun (el)) — cranberry. Look up arándano in the dictionary

Se pueden preparar varios postres ricos con arándanos deshidratados.
There are several good desserts you can make with dried cranberries.
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Old January 15, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Arándano = blueberry
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Old January 16, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Arándano = blueberry
Arándano = bilberry

It also appears to mean cranberry, which is quite different.
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I had this very conversation with a friend in Uruguay this past November when I wrote something about making cranberry sauce in my Facebook message. The conversation went something like this:

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Uruguayan friend: los arandanos son azul oscuro, pequeños, without seeds, only one piece, not little pieces. so I think arandanos are blueberries (and that is what it says on the package of what I buy because Uruguay exports the fruit, but I heard cranberries in a film and they translated it for arandano. ¿?

Lou Ann: [sends photos of cranberries and blueberries....]

Uruguayan friend: Thanks, you are great!! Arandanos are blueberries and I have never seen a cranberry in this area in my life. Hope to try them one day.
This friend is very well traveled throughout Latin America, so if she says she has never seen a cranberry, it's quite significant.

By the way, here are the pictures that I sent her:

Cranberry:


Blueberry:
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Old January 16, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Thanks for that. Well, that's cleared that up. Apart from the size, shape, texture, colour and taste, they are identical.
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Thanks for that. Well, that's cleared that up. Apart from the size, shape, texture, colour and taste, they are identical.


I would like to add that I had never seen a cranberry nor heard of them before coming to the US.

Do they speak?

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I would like to add that I had never seen a cranberry nor heard of them before coming to the US.

Do they speak?
Of course not - they just cran.

It seems they used to be called Craneberries, possibly because Cranes (grulla) like them.

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I would like to add that I had never seen a cranberry nor heard of them before coming to the US.

Do they speak?
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Of course not - they just cran.
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Old January 16, 2010, 09:12 AM
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My grand mother does candies with cranberries, sometimes the candies can be dried for a long time.


The restaurant's desserts are very delicious and they are made in my city.

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Old January 16, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Of course not - they just cran.

It seems they used to be called Craneberries, possibly because Cranes (grulla) like them.


If it is so, then it's berry interesting.

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