salm·​on·​ber·​ry ˈsa-mən-ˌber-ē How to pronounce salmonberry (audio)
: a showy red-flowered raspberry (Rubus spectabilis) of the Pacific coast of North America
also : its edible salmon-colored fruit

Examples of salmonberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The salmonberry, from the same genus as raspberries and blackberries, has fruits that are composed of a chaotic heap of juicy drupelets that set a table to nourish a whole host of human and nonhuman kin: songbirds, small mammals, and black and grizzly bears. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 30 Apr. 2021 Alaskan wineries ferment such fruits as the salmonberry. Elin McCoy,, 19 Nov. 2020 When Bourdon turned 3, her uncle took her on a week-long trip to gather salmonberries in the tundra. Kristina Rizga, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2020 Pick pocketsful of the native Alaskan huckleberries and salmonberries for your onboard chef to whip up plentiful pancake syrup, sweet pies and muffins, and tartly delicious sauce for local fish. Sunset Magazine, 22 Jan. 2018 Starflower plants, white yellow violets, and salmonberries are beginning to sprout on the Longmire Trail. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, 26 June 2019 Among these, Indian plum, red flowering currant, salmonberry, and red huckleberry are ones to watch for. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 Popular flavors include salmonberry, tundra blueberry and low-bush cranberry. Alaska Dispatch News, 18 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salmonberry was in 1844

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“Salmonberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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salm·​on·​ber·​ry -ˌber-ē How to pronounce salmonberry (audio)
: a showy red-flowered raspberry of the Pacific coast of North America
also : its edible salmon-colored fruit

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