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  • noun A member of the blackberry family, a cross between the Chehalem and Olallieberry blackberries.


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  • B.B.C. News: 'A proposal to name the marionberry as the official berry of the US west coast state of Oregon has been scuppered by a grower of a rival berry type.

    'The Oregonian newspaper said the resolution was removed from the state legislature's agenda at the request of a blackberry farmer, Larry Duyck.

    'Raspberry, blueberry and strawberry growers had all supported the proposal.

    'But Mr Duyck was worried that the marionberry would be given an unfair edge over his type of blackberries.

    'Oregon's Marion County accounts for 90% of the world's marionberry crop, the Oregonian reported.'

    The article also notes that a marionberry is a 'hybrid blackberry', and quotes someone discussing 'internal disputes in the berry community'.

    February 25, 2009

  • Hey, we're serious about our berries, what can I say?

    Also, we invented the maraschino cherry.

    February 26, 2009

  • Internal disputes in the berry community? Say it ain't so!

    February 26, 2009

  • It's berry werrying. But I'd have thought a more cogent objection would be the perceived potential for confusion with Marion Barry, former crack-smoking mayor of the nation's capital.

    February 26, 2009

  • And the official berry of the US Southeastern state of North Carolina is, of course, the mayberry.

    February 26, 2009

  • The marionberry is a favorite berry of night owls.

    February 26, 2009

  • "The b*tch set me up!"

    February 26, 2009

  • i thought Marion berries were those born in Indianapolis (Marion County)

    February 26, 2009

  • I thought they belonged to a librarian.

    February 26, 2009

  • Often covered in a white, powdery substance.

    February 28, 2009