- either of two European blueberries (Vaccinium myrtillus or V. uliginosum) having pink flowers and blue or blackish edible berries with a powdery bloom
- any of these berries
- ⌂ any of various American plants, as the huckleberry
Origin of whortleberry; from southwestern British dialect, dialectal form of earlier hurtleberry
- Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium of the heath family having edible blue, black, or red berries, especially the bilberry.
- The fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of whortleberryDialectal variant of hurtleberry, from Middle English hurtilbery, ultimately from Old English *horte, whortleberry (attested in pl. hortan).