dewberry

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

dew·ber·ry

noun \ˈdü-ˌber-ē also ˈdyü-\

Definition of DEWBERRY

1
:  any of several sweet edible berries related to and resembling blackberries
2
:  a trailing or decumbent bramble (genus Rubus) that bears dewberries

First Known Use of DEWBERRY

circa 1578

dewberry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any blackberry (genus Rubus) that is so lacking in woody fibre in the stems that it trails along the ground. In the eastern and southern U.S., several trailing native species of Rubus, especially R. flagellaris, R. baileyanus, R. hispidus, R. enslenii, and R. trivialis, produce excellent fruits. Some varieties, especially Lucretia, are cultivated.

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