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[boi-zuh n-ber-ee, -suh n-] /ˈbɔɪ zənˌbɛr i, -sən-/
noun, plural boysenberries.
a blackberrylike fruit with a flavor similar to that of raspberries, developed by crossing various plants of the genus Rubus.
Origin of boysenberry
1930-35; named after R. Boysen, 20th-century American botanist, who bred it Unabridged
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  • Blueberry and boysenberry harvests began, while strawberry harvest continued.
  • A boysenberry is a cross between a raspberry, and the pacific blackberry.
British Dictionary definitions for boysenberry


noun (pl) -ries
a type of bramble: a hybrid of the loganberry and various blackberries and raspberries
the large red edible fruit of this plant
Word Origin
C20: named after Rudolph Boysen, American botanist who developed it
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Word Origin and History for boysenberry

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

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