noun \ˈbi-zən-ˌber-ē, -be-rē, -sən-, -zəm-\

: a large reddish-black berry that has the flavor of a raspberry

Full Definition of BOYSENBERRY

:  a large reddish black fruit with a raspberry flavor; also :  the trailing hybrid bramble yielding this fruit and developed by crossing several blackberries and raspberries


Rudolph Boysen †1950 American horticulturist + English berry
First Known Use: 1935


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noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Very large bramble fruit, usually considered, along with the loganberry and the youngberry, a variety of blackberry (Rubus ursinus). The dark, reddish-black fruit is especially valued for canning and preserving. It is grown chiefly in the southern and southwestern U.S. and on the Pacific Coast from southern California into Oregon. It was developed in the early 1920s by Rudolph Boysen (1895–1950) of Napa, Cal.


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