olal·​lie·​ber·​ry | \ ˈō-lə-lē-ˌber-ē How to pronounce olallieberry (audio) \

Definition of olallieberry

: a blackish berry that is a hybrid of a loganberry and youngberry, resembles an elongated blackberry, and is grown chiefly along the western U.S. coast

Examples of olallieberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For lunch, stop by Linn’s Restaurant which is known for its famous olallieberry—a cross between a blackberry with a raspberry—pies and desserts. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 3 July 2021 One more thing: While in Cambria, stop at Linn’s Easy as Pie Cafe for a slice of its fresh-baked olallieberry pie. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 The olallieberry, a cross between a blackberry, loganberry and youngberry, originated in 1949 in Oregon, but mostly thrives in California — especially on the coast. SFChronicle.com, 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of olallieberry

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for olallieberry

Chinook Jargon olallie berry, probably from Lower Chinook úlali camas patch, from ú-lalχ camas + -iχ, deictic suffix

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“Olallieberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olallieberry. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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