Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bramble

play
noun bram·ble \ˈbram-bəl\

Simple Definition of bramble

  • : a rough bush or vine that usually has sharp thorns on its branches

Full Definition of bramble

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Rubus) of usually prickly shrubs of the rose family including the raspberries and blackberries; also :  the fruit of a bramble

  2. 2 :  a rough prickly shrub or vine

bram·bly play \-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Origin of bramble

Middle English brembel, from Old English brēmel; akin to Old English brōm broom


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

Rhymes with bramble


BRAMBLE Defined for Kids

bramble

play
noun bram·ble \ˈbram-bəl\

Definition of bramble

  1. :  a rough prickly bush or vine —usually used in pl. <blackberry brambles>




Learn More about bramble


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bramble? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ