thimbleberry

noun
thim·​ble·​ber·​ry | \ ˈthim-bəl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce thimbleberry (audio) \

Definition of thimbleberry

: any of several American raspberries or blackberries (especially Rubus occidentalis, R. parviflorus, and R. odoratus) having thimble-shaped fruit

Examples of thimbleberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michigan’s Upper Peninsula fully embraces the thimbleberry. Rebecca Powers, Washington Post, "On your next summer vacation, look for berried treasure," 13 Aug. 2019 Among those luxuries is the thimbleberry, named for its thimble shape. Rebecca Powers, Washington Post, "On your next summer vacation, look for berried treasure," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of thimbleberry

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Thimbleberry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thimbleberry. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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