nessberry

noun

ness·​ber·​ry
ˈnes-—see berry
sometimes capitalized
: a hybrid bramble with fruit of superior flavor but inferior picking and shipping qualities produced by interbreeding dewberries and red raspberries and grown to a limited extent in the southern U.S.

Word History

Etymology

Helge Ness †1928 American horticulturist born in Norway + English berry

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“Nessberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nessberry. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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