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blackberry

[blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈblækˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural blackberries.
1.
the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus.
2.
the plant itself.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English blakeberie, Old English blaceberie. See black, berry
Related forms
blackberrylike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for black berrylike

blackberry

/ˈblækbərɪ/
noun (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.
  1. the fruit of any of these plants
  2. (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
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
4.
(intransitive) to gather blackberries

BlackBerry

noun
1.
trademark a hand-held device for sending and receiving e-mail
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Word Origin and History for black berrylike

blackberry

n.

early 12c., from Old English blaceberian, from black (adj.) + berry. Also in Old English as bremelberie, bremelæppel (from bramble). The wireless handheld device of the same name introduced 1999.

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