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thimbleberry

[ thim-buhl-ber-ee ]
/ ˈθɪm bəlˌbɛr i /
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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.
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Origin of thimbleberry

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; thimble + berry
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How to use thimbleberry in a sentence

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

    Alaska|Ella Higginson
  • He describes the raspberry, also called thimbleberry, and ascribes to it similar medical virtues.

    Concord Days|A. Bronson Alcott
  • "Barney's maybe striking off for Thimbleberry Cove," answered Slivers, smilingly.

  • The number of people who have tasted thimbleberry jam is small.

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