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  • n. The whortleberry or bilberry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The whortleberry, or bilberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as whortleberry.


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  • Imagine their amazement when, instead of being roasted, they were taken into a lodge and treated to a kind of whortle-berry pudding _à la sauvage_!

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • Hout, it will just be to get crane-berries, or whortle-berries, or some such stuff, out of the moss, to make the pies and tarts for the feast on

    The Black Dwarf

  • Broken-girth-flow, a territory which, since the days of Adam, had borne nothing but ling and whortle-berries.

    The Black Dwarf

  • His brothers and cousins laid him softly on a bank of whortle-berries, and just rode back to the lonely hamlet where he had taken his death-wound.

    Lorna Doone

  • I see her swift foot dash the dew from the whortle, 5

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • About it stood fir-trees, short and bent, and its sides were steep and clothed with harts-tongue and shrubs of whortle-berry.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Thus she traveled three days together, having nothing to eat or drink but water and green whortle-berries.

    Woman's Life in Colonial Days

  • There were May flowers, violets and anemonies, in spring time; box, whortle, and black berries, in summer, and acorns and walnuts in autumn.

    No and Other Stories Compiled by Uncle Humphrey

  • The ground sloped upwards after a while, and he tore up the incline, breathing deep and hard; down into a shallow valley, leaping gorse bushes, crashing through whortle and meadowsweet, stumbling over peat-cuttings and the workings of forgotten tin-mines.

    Uncanny Tales

  • And in the afternoon, when they had alighted under a little stunted pine in the middle of a large swamp, where all was wet, and all was cold; where some knolls were covered with snow, and others stood up naked in a puddle of half-melted ice-water, even then, he had not felt discouraged, but had run about in fine spirits, hunting for cranberries and frozen whortle-berries.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils


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