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salmonberry

[sam-uh n-ber-ee]
noun, plural salm·on·ber·ries.
  1. the salmon-colored, edible fruit of a raspberry, Rubus spectabilis, of the Pacific coast of North America.
  2. the plant itself.
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Origin of salmonberry

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; salmon + berry
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  • The salmonberry and blackberry seasons were quite delightful.

    Blazing The Way

    Emily Inez Denny


British Dictionary definitions for salmonberry

salmonberry

noun plural -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
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Word Origin

C19: so called from the colour of the berries
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