Whortleberry

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whortleberry

(Science: botany) In England, the fruit of vaccinium Myrtillus; also, the plant itself. See bilberry.

The fruit of several shrubby plants of the genus Gaylussacia; also, any one of these plants. See huckleberry.

Origin: AS. Wyrtil a small shrub (dim. Of wyrt wort) _ E. Berry. See Wort, and cf. Huckleberry, Hurtleberry.