1. Boggy berry.
Cranberries grow in bogs: acidy, cool, damp bogs. In England, they were actually named for this habit – the English called them fenberries, fen being the olde English word for bog or marsh.
2. Nothing to do with cows.
The Latin name for the common cranberry is Vaccinium oxycoccos. Vaccinium is the genus that includes blueberries, huckleberries and lingonberries along with about 446 others.
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