black berry


[blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree]

before 1000; Middle English blakeberie, Old English blaceberie. See black, berry

blackberrylike, adjective Unabridged


[blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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blackberry (ˈblækbərɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  Also called: bramble any of several woody plants of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp R. fruticosus, that have thorny stems and black or purple glossy edible berry-like fruits (drupelets)
2.  a.  the fruit of any of these plants
 b.  (as modifier): blackberry jam
3.  blackberry lily an ornamental Chinese iridaceous plant, Belamcanda chinensis, that has red-spotted orange flowers and clusters of black seeds that resemble blackberries
vb , -ries, -ries, -rying, -ried
4.  (intr) to gather blackberries

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Word Origin & History

O.E. blaceberian, from black + berry. Also in O.E. as bremelberie, bremelæppel (from bramble). The wireless handheld device introduced 1999.
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