blueberrying

EnglishEdit

blueberrying

EtymologyEdit

blueberry +‎ -ing

NounEdit

blueberrying (uncountable)

  1. The act of gathering blueberries.
    • 1908, Henry James Smith, Amédée's Son, Houghton Mifflin Company (1908), page 91:
      The best barrens for blueberrying lay across the harbor.
    • 1935, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography, University of Wisconsin Press (1991), ISBN 9780299127404, page 231:
      Most joyously recalled is the blueberrying — a pleasure I had not had since my youthful days. Huge ones they, hanging thick and easy; that night when I shut my eyes I saw blueberries, a dense pattern, like wallpaper.
    • 2008, Carrie Jones, Love (And Other Uses for Duct Tape), Flux (2008), ISBN 9780738712574, page 74:
      No work except for blueberrying in August, crab picking occasionally, and making pine wreaths in December.

HypernymsEdit

  • berry-picking

See alsoEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

blueberrying

  1. Present participle of blueberry.
Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 14:16