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

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

Examples of marionberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 On the way to: Astoria Best way to kill half an hour: Eating a slice of marionberry pie a la mode. Lizzy Acker,, 14 Feb. 2018 Apple was an obvious choice, as was local favorite marionberry. Lizzy Acker,, 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,, 26 Jan. 2018

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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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“Marionberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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