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thimbleberry

[thim-buh l-ber-ee]
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noun, plural thim·ble·ber·ries.
  1. any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble-shaped fruit, especially the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.
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Origin of thimbleberry

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.