thimbleberry
noun Date: 1788 any of several American raspberries or blackberries (especially Rubus occidentalis, R. parviflorus, and R. odoratus) having thimble-shaped fruit

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  • Thimbleberry — Thim ble*ber ry, n. (Bot.) A kind of black raspberry ({Rubus occidentalis}), common in America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thimbleberry — ☆ thimbleberry [thim′bəl ber΄ē ] n. pl. thimbleberries BLACK RASPBERRY …   English World dictionary

  • Thimbleberry — Taxobox name = Thimbleberry image width = 240px image caption = A flowering thimbleberry regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta unranked classis = eudicot ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae genus = Rubus subgenus = Anoplobatus species = R.… …   Wikipedia

  • thimbleberry — smulkiažiedė gervuogė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Rubus parviflorus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rubus parviflorus angl. salmonberry; thimbleberry vok. Nutka Himbeere šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • thimbleberry — /thim beuhl ber ee/, n., pl. thimbleberries. any of several American raspberries bearing a thimble shaped fruit, esp. the black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis. [1780 90, Amer.; THIMBLE + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • thimbleberry — noun a) Common name of Rubus parviflorus, a species of Rubus, native to western and northern North America, from Alaska east to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to northern Mexico. b) The fruit of the above plant …   Wiktionary

  • thimbleberry — noun (plural thimbleberries) a North American blackberry or raspberry with thimble shaped fruit. [Rubus odoratus and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • thimbleberry — thim·ble·berry …   English syllables

  • thimbleberry — thim•ble•ber•ry [[t]ˈθɪm bəlˌbɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries pln black raspberry …   From formal English to slang

  • thimbleberry — noun 1. raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble shaped fruit • Syn: ↑black raspberry, ↑blackcap, ↑blackcap raspberry, ↑Rubus occidentalis • Hypernyms: ↑raspberry, ↑raspberry bush …   Useful english dictionary

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