marionberry

noun
mar·​i·​on·​ber·​ry | \ˈmer-ē-ən-ˌber-ē \

Definition of marionberry 

: the large black juicy fruit of a cultivar of a hybrid blackberry that originated in Oregon and is grown chiefly in the northwestern U.S. also : a bramble bearing marionberries

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Apple was an obvious choice, as was local favorite marionberry. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "We ate, and then ranked, 8 chocolate cream pies made in Portland for Pi Day," 14 Mar. 2018 Shrake said the pies -- cherry and marionberry -- hadn't been eaten, and nothing else was stolen from the Shari's. Jim Ryan, OregonLive.com, "Couple arrested on suspicion of stealing pies, money from Troutdale Shari's," 26 Jan. 2018 On the way to: Astoria Best way to kill half an hour: Eating a slice of marionberry pie a la mode. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "10 actually fun high-speed electric vehicle charging stations in Oregon," 14 Feb. 2018 Flavors range from classics including root beers, colas and cream sodas to unique flavors such as spruce beer, bacon, marionberry, celery and pickle sodas. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "City Market’s craft soda shop has 1,000 flavors: Bacon, banana, pumpkin pie and more," 8 Sep. 2017 There's also a tart, deep purple marionberry sorbet. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Kitsune review: Bread just short of life-changing, plus lots more to love," 19 May 2017 At Ellenos’ Pacific Northwest stores, small-batch Greek yogurt in flavors like orange-turmeric, marionberry, and passion fruit are served from metal tubs like in a gelateria. Leah Mennies, Bon Appetit, "10 Yogurts We're Very Into Right Now," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of marionberry

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marionberry

Marion County, Oregon

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