thimbleberry

noun
thim·​ble·​ber·​ry | \ˈthim-bəl-ˌber-ē \

Definition of thimbleberry 

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

First Known Use of thimbleberry

1788, in the meaning defined above

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