whortleberry

noun
whor·tle·ber·ry | \ˈhwər-tᵊl-ˌber-ē, ˈwər-\

Definition of whortleberry 

First Known Use of whortleberry

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for whortleberry

alteration of earlier hurtleberry, from Middle English hurtilberye, irregular from Old English horte whortleberry + Middle English berye berry

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