thimbleberry

[ thim-buhl-ber-ee ]
/ ˈθɪm bəlˌbɛr i /

noun, plural thim·ble·ber·ries.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for thimbleberry

  • "Barney's maybe striking off for Thimbleberry Cove," answered Slivers, smilingly.

  • The Alaskan thimbleberry is the most delicious berry that grows.

    Alaska|Ella Higginson