thimbleberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thimbleberry raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
    • n thimbleberry white-flowered raspberry of western North America and northern Mexico with thimble-shaped orange berries
    • n thimbleberry shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thimbleberry (Bot) A kind of black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis), common in America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thimbleberry See raspberry, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

Green parrots went scolding and laughing down the thimbleberry hedges that bordered the cornfields, as much at home out of doors as within.
"A New England Girlhood" by Lucy Larcom
They ain't quite so thick as wild thimbleberries.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The Alaskan thimbleberry is the most delicious berry that grows.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
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In news:

This swallowtail butterfly used the large maple-shaped leaves of thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) as a landing pad.
0Some sell thimbleberry jam for $25.
Thimbleberries are tart red berries that flourish throughout the U.P.
Thimbleberry plants grow in the river valleys and the lowlands of the Cascades.
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