[ sam-uhn-ber-ee ]
/ ˈsæm ənˌbɛr i /
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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.
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Origin of salmonberry

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; salmon + berry
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How to use salmonberry in a sentence

  • The salmonberry and blackberry seasons were quite delightful.

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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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