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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Morus, having unisexual flowers in drooping catkins and edible multiple fruit.
  • n. The sweet fruit of any of these trees.
  • n. Any of several similar or related trees.
  • n. A grayish to dark purple. Also called murrey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several trees, of the genus Morus, having edible fruit
  • n. the fruit of this tree
  • n. a dark purple colour tinted with red.
  • adj. Of a dark purple colour tinted with red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The berry or fruit of any tree of the genus Morus; also, the tree itself. See morus.
  • n. A dark pure color, like the hue of a black mulberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The berrylike collective fruit of the mulberry-tree.
  • n. Any tree of the genus Mortis. The black mulberry, M. nigra, native somewhere in western Asia, has been known in Europe from antiquity. It yields a pleasant dark-colored fruit, and its leaves were formerly in extensive use for feeding silkworms. The white mulberry, M. alba, introduced from China much later, has almost superseded the black in silkworm-culture. It has been to some extent introduced into the United States. The red mulberry, M. rubra, a native of the United States, is the largest species of the genus. Its wood, which is very durable in contact with the soil, is used for posts, and for cooperage, ship- and boat-building, etc. Its leaves are less valued for silk-production than those of the other species, but its fruit is excellent. The Mexican mulberry, extending into Texas, etc., is M. microphylla.
  • n. One of several plants of other genera.
  • n. In embryology, a mulberry-mass or mulberry-germ; a morula. See cut under gastrulation.
  • Relating to the mulberry (the tree or its fruit); having the shape or color of a mulberry (fruit).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus
  • n. any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry

Etymologies

Middle English mulberrie, from Old English mōrberie and Middle Low German mūlberi, mūrberi : both from Latin mōrum + Old English berie, berry or Old High German beri, berry; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English mōrberige (Wiktionary)

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