Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KNOWPERT, n. Also knoupert, knaupert. The crowberry, Empetrum nigrum (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 97; ne.Sc. 1960). Also in pl. [′knʌupərt] Bnff. 1922  E. S. Rae Glen Sketches 14:
The hill, too, of ancient legend, where we went of sunny days to pick “knowperts.”
Abd. 1958  Abd. Press & Jnl. (10 Oct.):
One most unrewarding little wood berry was the crawberry, or “knoupert,” a very pretty little berry, jet black and shiny, with a beautiful little three-leaved cap of purest white on the top.

[Prob. a form of Knop, n., a knob, button + wort, with influence from Croupert, id. Cf. Knappart.]

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