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salmonberry

[sam-uh n-ber-ee] /ˈsæm ənˌbɛr i/
noun, plural salmonberries.
1.
the salmon-colored, edible fruit of a raspberry, Rubus spectabilis, of the Pacific coast of North America.
2.
the plant itself.
Origin of salmonberry
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; salmon + berry
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  • The salmonberry and blackberry seasons were quite delightful.

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British Dictionary definitions for salmonberry

salmonberry

/ˈsæmənbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a spineless raspberry bush, Rubus spectabilis, of North America, having reddish-purple flowers and large red or yellow edible fruits
2.
the fruit of this plant
Word Origin
C19: so called from the colour of the berries
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