Dictionary.com

salmonberry

[ sam-uhn-ber-ee ]
/ ˈsæm ənˌbɛr i /
Save This Word!

noun, plural salm·on·ber·ries.
the salmon-colored, edible fruit of the bramble Rubus spectabilis, found on the west coast of North America: similar to a raspberry.
the bramble Rubus spectabilis, which bears salmon-colored, edible fruit similar to raspberries: found on the west coast of North America.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of salmonberry

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; salmon + berry
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use salmonberry in a sentence

  • The salmonberry and blackberry seasons were quite delightful.

    Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny

British Dictionary definitions for salmonberry

salmonberry
/ (ˈsæmənbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries
a spineless raspberry bush, Rubus spectabilis, of North America, having reddish-purple flowers and large red or yellow edible fruits
the fruit of this plant

Word Origin for salmonberry

C19: so called from the colour of the berries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK