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rubus

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noun ru·bus \ˈrü-bəs\

Definition of rubus

plural rubus

  1. :  any of a genus (Rubus) of plants (as a blackberry or a raspberry) of the rose family with leaves that typically have three to seven leaflets or that are simple and lobed, white or pink flowers, usually prickly stems, and a mass of carpels ripening into an aggregate fruit composed of many drupelets



Origin of rubus

New Latin, from Latin, blackberry


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with rubus


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