whort

[ hwurt, wurt ]
/ ʰwɜrt, wɜrt /

noun

the whortleberry.

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Also whor·tle [hwur-tl, wur-], /ˈʰwɜr tl, ˈwɜr-/, wort [wurt] /wɜrt/ .

Origin of whort

1570–80; dialectal variant of Middle English hurte, Old English horte whortleberry
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