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Alteration of Middle English hurtilbery, equivalent to whortle +‎ berry. Compare English huckleberry.

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whortleberry (plural whortleberries)

  1. Any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium:
    1. Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry or blue whortleberry);
    2. Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry or red whortleberry);
    3. Vaccinium uliginosum (bog whortleberry or bilberry}.
  2. A berry of one of these shrubs.

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