thimbleberry

[thim-buh l-ber-ee]
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noun, plural thim·ble·ber·ries.

any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble-shaped fruit, especially the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.

Nearby words

  1. thigmotaxis,
  2. thigmotropism,
  3. thilk,
  4. thill,
  5. thimble,
  6. thimbleful,
  7. thimblerig,
  8. thimbleweed,
  9. thimblewit,
  10. thimbu

Origin of thimbleberry

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; thimble + berry

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Examples 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