black raspberry


: a raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) of eastern North America that has a purplish-black fruit and is the source of several cultivated varieties

called also blackcap

Examples of black raspberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is garnet to inky purple colored with aromas of blue fruits, black raspberry, pencil lead, and cinnamon. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 His 2018 Marchiori Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple with aromas of Oolong tea, black raspberry, and cassis. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 Aromas of brown baking spices, cedar chest, and cassis draw you into the glass for flavors of red plum, black raspberry, mocha, and golden-brown molasses. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 29 Feb. 2024 Smashing Sunshine Straying away from strawberry renditions of traditional cocktails, the Smashing Sunshine features a base of Chambord Liqueur (black raspberry) for a unique, berry-forward sip. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Deep garnet in the glass, this intriguing wine has aromas of bell pepper, black raspberry, and red plum with flavors of red cassis, black plum, and just a touch of forest floor in the complex finish. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024 Recipe: Combine 3 oz vodka, 1.25 oz pineapple juice and 0.33 oz black raspberry liqueur (like Chambord) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Lovely balance with red cherries and black raspberries with hints of broken earth and a beautiful texture finishing with a pretty floral quality. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 The patty melt, popular with a small minority, is black raspberry. Pete Wells, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black raspberry was in 1759

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“Black raspberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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