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thimbleberry

[thim-buh l-ber-ee] /ˈθɪm bəlˌbɛr i/
noun, plural thimbleberries.
1.
any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble-shaped fruit, especially the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.
Origin of thimbleberry
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; thimble + berry
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  • The Alaskan thimbleberry is the most delicious berry that grows.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • "Barney's maybe striking off for thimbleberry Cove," answered Slivers, smilingly.

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