raspberrying

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Etymology[edit]

raspberry +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

raspberrying (uncountable)

  1. The act of gathering raspberries.
    • 1933, American Forests, Volume 39, page 347:
      The thought of July raspberrying brings recollections of heat, bugs, thorns, dead brush, nettles, and great stalks of wild tiger lilies scattered among the brambles.
    • 1944, Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Mainstays of Maine, The Macmillan Company (1944), page 88:
      Sitting down is the secret of good raspberrying. It is also easier on your pants and nerves, by the way. Raspberries call for a sitting posture.
    • 1957, Lura Beam, A Maine Hamlet, Yankee Books (1957), page 138:
      During July and August, church, Sunday School, and prayer meeting returned, and there were strawberrying, swimming, the Pondlily Walk, blueberrying, raspberrying, blackberrying, []

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raspberrying

  1. Present participle of raspberry.