thimble berry

thimbleberry

[thim-buhl-ber-ee]
noun, plural thimbleberries.
any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble-shaped fruit, especially the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; thimble + berry

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thimbleberry

noun
1. shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit [syn: flowering raspberry
2. white-flowered raspberry of western North America and northern Mexico with thimble-shaped orange berries [syn: salmonberry
3. raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit [syn: black raspberry
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