mar·​i·​on·​ber·​ry ˈmer-ē-ən-ˌber-ē How to pronounce marionberry (audio)
: 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

Examples of marionberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deep-dish marionberry pie a la mode is a must. Joe Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2022 Lauretta Jean's Pie Bakery in Portland makes the most of the short but sweet marionberry season. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 6 Oct. 2022 Named for Marion County, Oregon, the marionberry is a cross between Chehalem and Olallie blackberries. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 6 Oct. 2022 Gabrielle’s husband, Shelby Knife, a firefighter, turned out to have a knack for making dough, while Celeste took on the marionberry filling. oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2021 Oregon coast tuna, garlic cheese butter, homemade bread and mini marionberry cobblers. oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2021 Dessert wine and a marionberry pie from Whidbey Pies to finish. Dawn Davis, Bon Appétit, 19 Mar. 2021 The drive to Ashland holds its own surprises, from a slice of marionberry pie at Beckie’s Café in Union Creek to the natural beauty of the Rogue Gorge and Mill Creek Falls. Alex Pulaski | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 29 Aug. 2020 If available, the marionberry and the peanut butter chocolate are topnotch choices, as are the quiche varieties (breakfast, smoked salmon and vegetarian options) and pot pies (chicken or mushroom gruyere). oregonlive, 1 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History


Marion County, Oregon

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marionberry was in 1982

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“Marionberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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