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  • n. any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry


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  • The mulberry tree thrives in all parts of Mexico and the silk-worm needs no protection of any kind from the climate, nor are they subjected to diseases here which elsewhere cause great loss.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • The first silkworms — maybe she had cucoons — but every year, during those years we played together, my grandmother had a big mulberry tree in her yard.

    Oral History Interview with Viola Turner, April 15, 1979. Interview C-0015. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Beside a black mulberry tree he planted thirty years ago outside the porters’ lodge at St Catherine’s College Oxford, I met Barrie, a don of the college, luminary of the Oxford Plant Sciences Department and apple guru.


  • Early in his Ambassadorship he was spending a few days at Stratford-on-Avon, his hostess being an American woman who had beautifully restored an Elizabethan house; the garden contained a mulberry tree which she liked to think had been planted by Shakespeare himself.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • There was a road between tall black cypresses, leading to the sea, and by it a little wineshop, such as peasants seek at evening when they unyoke their teams, a mulberry tree above the benches, hens scratching, a couple of goats and one young heifer; and a little house of daub-and-wattle, old and tottering, all drowsy in the quiet sun.

    The Bull From The Sea


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