Definitions

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

  • n. A trailing, prickly hybrid between a blackberry and a dewberry (Rubus ursinus cv. Young) of the rose family, cultivated in the western United States.
  • n. The edible, dark red berry of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hybrid between a blackberry and a dewberry of the rose family, first cultivated in the western United States.

Etymologies

After B.M. Young (fl. 1905), American fruit grower.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for its cultivator, Byrnes M. Young. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Serious caneberry cultivation probably began around 1500, and a number of blackberry-raspberry hybrids have been created, including boysenberry, loganberry, youngberry, and tayberry from American species, the Bedford giant from European species.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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