American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A prickly shrub of the genus Rubus, including the blackberry and the raspberry.
- n. A prickly shrub or bush.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name common to plants of the genus Rubus, especially and usually in England the common blackberry, R. fruticosus; occasionally (from these plants being armed with prickles), any rough prickly shrub, as the dogrose, Rosa canina.
- To pick brambles or blackberries.
- n. UK Common blackberry.
- n. US Any of several closely related thorny plants in the genus Rubus, including blackberry and raspberry.
- n. Any thorny shrub.
- n. A cocktail of gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub.
- n. (Zoöl.) The brambling or bramble finch.
- n. any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
- Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel, from earlier brǣmel, brēmel, from dialectal Proto-Germanic *brēmila- (compare West Frisian brommel, Flemish bramel, Low German Brummel), diminutive of *brēm- (compare English broom). More at broom. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The lighthouse island was stencilled in bramble-black on a gold-leaf sea.”
“He resumes his work as a shepherd and avoids contact with anything that might be called bramble, hedge, or scrub.”
“Mary is the love of beauty, or of God; the bramble is the stupidity and grossness of the practical world.”
“His parable of the reign of the bramble is the earliest example of the kind.”
“Here in my present picnic is the suggestive parallel, for even though no such actual episodes as those I have described had been witnessed by me, an examination of the premises beneath my bramble were a sufficient commentary.”
“As amongst all the trees and plants of the earth the bramble is the most troublesome, so it is also the most contemptible.”
“The bramble is a worthless plant, not to be numbered among the trees, useless and fruitless, nay, hurtful and vexatious, scratching and tearing, and doing mischief; it began with the curse, and its end is to be burned.”
“The orthography is doubtful, but there is little question that a kind of bramble-bush is intended.”
“In case it is not, then the "bramble" will have to be regarded as the type of hedge that perhaps enclosed the threshing floor.”
“It led almost straight up the mountain-side beneath over-hanging trees, under fallen timber, and through every kind of bramble imaginable.”
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