noun pl. whortleberries
Origin: < SW Brit dial. form of earlier hurtleberry
See whortleberry in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Dialectal variant of hurtleberry
Origin: , from Middle English hurtilberi
Origin: : perhaps alteration of hurt, an azure-colored ball (from Old French heurte)
Origin: + berye, beri, berry; see berry.
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