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Dialectal variant of hurtleberry from Middle English hurtilbery ultimately from Old English horte whortleberry (attested in pl. hortan)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
whortle +"Ž berry
Laurel, rhododendron, and whortleberry are common shrubs in the mountain districts, and sumac, hazel, sassafras and elder are quite widely distributed elsewhere.
Among indigenous shrubs and vines are the hazel, blackberry, gooseberry, whortleberry, huckleberry, grape and cranberry.
In Britain it has a number of common names, including bilberry, whortleberry and whinberry.
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