Hurtleberry
Hurtleberry \Hur"tle*ber`ry\, n. [Cf. {Huckleberry}, {Whortleberry}.] See {Whortleberry}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hurtleberry — [hʉrt′ l ber΄ē] n. pl. hurtleberries [ME hurtilberye < OE horte, a whortleberry (+ il suffix) + ME berie, BERRY] 1. WHORTLEBERRY ☆ 2. HUCKLEBERRY …   English World dictionary

  • hurtleberry — /herr tl ber ee/, n., pl. hurtleberries. whortleberry. [1425 75; late ME hurtil beri] * * * …   Universalium

  • hurtleberry — noun The whortleberry …   Wiktionary

  • hurtleberry — hur·tle·ber·ry …   English syllables

  • hurtleberry — ˈhərd.əl see berry noun Etymology: Middle English hurtilberye, from hurtil (irregular from Old English horte whortleberry) + berye berry 1. archaic : blueberry 1; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • whortleberry — /hwerr tl ber ee, werr /, n., pl. whortleberries. 1. the edible black berry of a Eurasian shrub, Vaccinium myrtillus, of the heath family. 2. the shrub itself. Also, hurtleberry. [1570 80; dial. var. of HURTLEBERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vaccinium Myrtillus — Whortleberry Whor tle*ber ry, n. [AS. wyrtil a small shrub (dim. of wyrt wort) + E. berry. See {Wort}, and cf. {Huckleberry}, {Hurtleberry}.] (Bot.) (a) In England, the fruit of {Vaccinium Myrtillus}; also, the plant itself. See {Bilberry}, 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whortleberry — Whor tle*ber ry, n. [AS. wyrtil a small shrub (dim. of wyrt wort) + E. berry. See {Wort}, and cf. {Huckleberry}, {Hurtleberry}.] (Bot.) (a) In England, the fruit of {Vaccinium Myrtillus}; also, the plant itself. See {Bilberry}, 1. (b) The fruit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • huckleberry — noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of hurtleberry huckleberry Date: 1670 1. any of a genus (Gaylussacia) of American shrubs of the heath family; also the edible dark blue to black usually acid berry (especially of G. baccata) with 10 nutlets 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whortleberry — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier hurtleberry, from Middle English hurtilberye, irregular from Old English horte whortleberry + Middle English berye berry Date: 1578 1. bilberry 2. blueberry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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