Whortleberry definitions

wûrt'l-bĕr'ē, hwûrt'-
Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium of the heath family having edible blue, black, or red berries, especially the bilberry.
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The fruit of any of these plants.
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Any of various American plants, as the huckleberry.
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Either of two European blueberries (Vaccinium myrtillus or V. uliginosum) having pink flowers and blue or blackish edible berries with a powdery bloom.
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Any of these berries.
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Any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium.
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A berry of one of these shrubs.
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Origin of whortleberry

Dialectal variant of hurtleberry from Middle English hurtilbery ultimately from Old English horte whortleberry (attested in pl. hortan)