Definition of whortleberry in English:


Syllabification: whor·tle·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wərtlˌberē

noun (plural whortleberries)

A bilberry.
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  • Clustered among the turning leaves were bilberries, cranberries, bog whortleberries, cloudberries and a dozen others, edible and poisonous.
  • On overcast afternoons, all alone in the drizzle, my mother, carrying a basket (stained blue on the inside by somebody's whortleberries), would set out on a long collecting tour.
  • The most popular plant worn as a clan emblem was the red whortleberry.


late 16th century: dialect variant of Middle English hurtleberry, of unknown origin.

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