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