thim·​ble·​ber·​ry ˈthim-bəl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce thimbleberry (audio)
: 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 Trees and shrubs that provide fruits such as Indian plum, thimbleberry, bitter cherry, huckleberry and Oregon grape are good choices. oregonlive, 8 Mar. 2021 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula fully embraces the thimbleberry. Rebecca Powers, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2019 Among those luxuries is the thimbleberry, named for its thimble shape. Rebecca Powers, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thimbleberry was in 1788

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“Thimbleberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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