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[sam-uh n-ber-ee] /ˈsæm ənˌbɛr i/
noun, plural salmonberries.
the salmon-colored, edible fruit of a raspberry, Rubus spectabilis, of the Pacific coast of North America.
the plant itself.
Origin of salmonberry
1835-45, Americanism; salmon + berry Unabridged
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  • If the area you are planting will be heavily shaded, use a more shade-tolerant riparian species such as salmonberry.
  • salmonberry may increase in abundance after ground surface disturbance.
  • Alder seed is important wildlife food, as are the dense understory of salmonberry and seed-bearing plants.
  • Fireweed and wild parsnip grow to five or six feet often mixed with salmonberry and rosebushes.
  • In spring, velvet white trilliums and salmonberry clusters dot the edges of the path.
  • The understory consists primarily of dense sword fern with occasional vine maple, huckleberry, and salmonberry.
British Dictionary definitions for salmonberry


/ˈsæmənbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
a spineless raspberry bush, Rubus spectabilis, of North America, having reddish-purple flowers and large red or yellow edible fruits
the fruit of this plant
Word Origin
C19: so called from the colour of the berries
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