from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various shrubs of the genus Rubus, having usually prickly stems, compound leaves, and an aggregate fruit of small drupelets.
- n. The fruit of these plants, usually black, purple, or deep red.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fruit-bearing shrub of the species Rubus fruticosus and some hybrids.
- n. The soft fruit borne by this shrub, formed of a black (when ripe) cluster of drupelets.
- n. The blackcurrant.
- v. To gather or forage for blackberries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of several species of bramble (Rubus); also, the plant itself. Rubus fruticosus is the blackberry of England; Rubus villosus and Rubus Canadensis are the high blackberry and low blackberry of the United States. There are also other kinds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of those species of Rubus in which the receptacle becomes juicy and falls off with the drupelets, in distinction from the raspberry.
- n. In some parts of England, the black currant, Ribes nigrum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle
- n. large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus
- v. pick or gather blackberries
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