noun, plural thimbleberries.
any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble-shaped fruit, especially the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.

1780–90, Americanism; thimble + berry Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
Thimbleberry derives its name from the shape of its fruit.
In the understory shrubs such as hazelnut, thimbleberry, western azalea and
  wood rose are common.
It is a cow, with a calf in tow, now tromping through the abundant thimbleberry
  that covers the ground.
Thimbleberry and huckleberry plants are abundant throughout the upper reaches
  of the campground.
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