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thimbleberry

[thim-buh l-ber-ee] /ˈθɪm bəlˌbɛr i/
noun, plural thimbleberries.
1.
any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble-shaped fruit, especially the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism; thimble + berry
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Examples from the web for thimbleberry
  • 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.
  • Common understory plants are thimbleberry and mountain maple.
  • thimbleberry and huckleberry plants are abundant throughout the upper reaches of the campground.
  • Where the forest is particularly open and contains much birch and aspen, thimbleberry abounds.
  • Twinflower, thimbleberry, and meadow rue grow on the forest floor.

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