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

Definition of whortleberry

  1. 1 :  bilberry

  2. 2 :  blueberry

Origin and Etymology of whortleberry

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

First Known Use: 1578

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