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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.
  • n.

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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