• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whortle (Bot) The whortleberry, or bilberry. "He] looked ahead of him from behind a tump of whortles ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whortle Same as whortleberry.
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In literature:

The bushes in the fields about the farm seemed waiting for some one to pick the ripe whortle-berries.
"Eclectic School Readings: Stories from Life" by Orison Swett Marden
Thus she traveled three days together, having nothing to eat or drink but water and green whortle-berries.
"Woman's Life in Colonial Days" by Carl Holliday
There are wild currants, the cranberry, whortle, and bilberries.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
Ant-hills, the south sides of which bear grass, the northern whortle-berries.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
Strew over it either currants, cherries, cranberries, gooseberries, black or whortle berries.
"The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide" by Anonymous
Acres innumerable produce little besides heather and whortle-berry.
"Lancashire" by Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

In poetry:

And, as they chimed, in the covert near
Where ripens the juicy whortle,
The rustling whisper reached my ear
Of a loitering maiden's kirtle.
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin
WHEN legislators keep the law,
When banks dispense with bolts and looks,
When berries--whortle, rasp, and straw--
Grow bigger downwards through the box,--
"Latter-Day Warnings" by Oliver Wendell Holmes