salmonberry

noun
salm·on·ber·ry | \ ˈsa-mən-ˌber-ē \

Definition of salmonberry 

: a showy red-flowered raspberry (Rubus spectabilis) of the Pacific coast of North America also : its edible salmon-colored fruit

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Among these, Indian plum, red flowering currant, salmonberry, and red huckleberry are ones to watch for. Sunset, "Where to See Wildflowers This Season," 22 Jan. 2018 Popular flavors include salmonberry, tundra blueberry and low-bush cranberry. Alaska Dispatch News, "In Alaska’s far-flung villages, happiness is a cake mix," 18 Sep. 2017 Popular flavors include salmonberry, tundra blueberry and low-bush cranberry. Alaska Dispatch News, "In Alaska’s far-flung villages, happiness is a cake mix," 18 Sep. 2017 Popular flavors include salmonberry, tundra blueberry and low-bush cranberry. Alaska Dispatch News, "In Alaska’s far-flung villages, happiness is a cake mix," 18 Sep. 2017 Popular flavors include salmonberry, tundra blueberry and low-bush cranberry. Alaska Dispatch News, "In Alaska’s far-flung villages, happiness is a cake mix," 18 Sep. 2017 Popular flavors include salmonberry, tundra blueberry and low-bush cranberry. Julia O’malley, New York Times, "In Alaska’s Far-Flung Villages, Happiness Is a Cake Mix," 17 Sep. 2017 Streams burble down the oh-so-green hillside to feed a thicket of salmonberry and nettles. Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times, "A Hike and a Happy Hour: Saunter on Lake Whatcom, sip a Melvin beer," 2 Aug. 2017 Big old cedars and madronas shade the edges of the property; thickets of native salmonberry feed the birds; and paths weave their way down to the beach, completing the navigation of this enchanting hillside, from woodland meadow to saltwater beach. Valerie Easton, The Seattle Times, "A Maury Island hillside garden was a lot of work to create, and it’s a lot of work to tour," 17 May 2017

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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