salmonberry

[ sam-uh n-ber-ee ]
/ ˈsæm ənˌbɛr i /
|

noun, plural salm·on·ber·ries.

the salmon-colored, edible fruit of a raspberry, Rubus spectabilis, of the Pacific coast of North America.
the plant itself.

Nearby words

  1. salmon ladder,
  2. salmon pink,
  3. salmon river mountains,
  4. salmon trout,
  5. salmon wheel,
  6. salmond,
  7. salmonella,
  8. salmonella cholerae-suis,
  9. salmonella enteritidis,
  10. salmonella hirschfeldii

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for salmonberry

  • 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