[boi-zuhn-ber-ee, -suhn-]
noun, plural boysenberries.
a blackberrylike fruit with a flavor similar to that of raspberries, developed by crossing various plants of the genus Rubus.

1930–35; named after R. Boysen, 20th-century American botanist, who bred it Unabridged
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boysenberry (ˈbɔɪzənbərɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  a type of bramble: a hybrid of the loganberry and various blackberries and raspberries
2.  the large red edible fruit of this plant
[C20: named after Rudolph Boysen, American botanist who developed it]

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1935, developed early 1900s by California botanist Rudolf Boysen (1895-1950) and named for him.
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