the edible black berry of a Eurasian shrub, Vaccinium myrtillus, of the heath family.
the shrub itself.
- Also hurtleberry.
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How to use whortleberry in a sentence
The baked sweet apple and whortleberry seem to be least objectionable.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
Fay leaned out of the pony carriage and picked from the high bank a spray of whortleberry with a butterfly poised on it.Prisoners | Mary Cholmondeley
Two heaths of arborescent growth and a whortleberry cover large tracts on the mountains.
Around it were beds of red phlox, red whortleberry bushes, and wild sunflowers.The Log School-House on the Columbia | Hezekiah Butterworth
At Raddevski several kinds of berries were offered us, but only the blackberry and whortleberry were familiar to my eyes.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life | Thomas Wallace Knox
British Dictionary definitions for whortleberry
Also called : huckleberry, (dialect) hurt, whort a small Eurasian ericaceous shrub, Vaccinium myrtillus, greenish-pink flowers and edible sweet blackish berries
the fruit of this shrub
bog whortleberry a related plant, V. uliginosum, of mountain regions, having pink flowers and black fruits
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