noun \ˈbram-bəl\

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

Full Definition of BRAMBLE

:  any of a genus (Rubus) of usually prickly shrubs of the rose family including the raspberries and blackberries; also :  the fruit of a bramble
:  a rough prickly shrub or vine
bram·bly \-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

aubergine, box, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Rhymes with BRAMBLE


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any plant of the genus Rubus (rose family), consisting of usually prickly shrubs, including raspberries and blackberries. Brambles grow wild throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Asia, and are widely cultivated for their fruits.


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