from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several North American raspberries, especially Rubus parviflorus, R. occidentalis, or R. odoratus of the rose family, having thimble-shaped aggregate fruit.
- n. The fruit of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. The fruit of the above plant.
- n. The black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis), common in America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See raspberry, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit
- n. white-flowered raspberry of western North America and northern Mexico with thimble-shaped orange berries
- n. raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
This trip, I packed fleece and tried to bring a jar of thimbleberry jelly back home.
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Fern, huckleberry, bearberry, service berry, the shoulder-high broad-leafed thimbleberry, and a plethora of plants Anna couldn't put a name to, tangled in the cross-hatching of rotting timber.
And we're goin 'ter have some fruitcake and some thimbleberry jam,
Pilot Peak was still on our left; but toward evening the trail we were following turned off from the creek and climbed through gooseberry and thimbleberry bushes to the top of a plateau, where was a park of cedars and flowers, and where was a spring.
And we're goin 'ter have some fruit-cake and some thimbleberry jam,
The wild cherry, the whortleberry, the serviceberry, the thimbleberry, and the dewberry are very abundant.
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The youngest Miss Piper leaped upon the rail of a fence, and with the stalk of a thimbleberry in her mouth swung her small feet to and fro and surveyed him dispassionately.
Green parrots went scolding and laughing down the thimbleberry hedges that bordered the cornfields, as much at home out of doors as within.
The trail curves into the forest then heads back to the trailhead via thickets of thimbleberry and salmonberry, a freshwater marsh and open fields (the well-marked "Hobbit" trail offers an alternative route to the last section of trail if it's not too muddy).
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