black raspberry


Definition of 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 Now go get you some Graeter’s black raspberry chip and a Mexican Coke, big fella. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 2 July 2021 Dense and concentrated fruit—from black raspberry to blueberry—is delivered with minerality and arresting texture and length. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 24 May 2021 Fine-dining pastry chef Dana Cree churns out delicious, whimsical ice cream pops from her Logan Square shop, ranging from goat cheese black raspberry swirl to mango lassi. Louisa Chu,, 9 July 2021 Its high-toned floral aromas, layered with black raspberry, cherry, unsweetened cocoa, sweet spices and savory herbs, are alive with crushed-rock minerality. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 June 2021 In the standard flavors, Braxton sells mango, dragon fruit, cherry, black raspberry, blood orange, grapefruit and peach. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 25 June 2021 Other bonus flavors this summer have been pralines & cream and black raspberry cookies & cream. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 15 June 2021 But its popularity might have to take a back seat to this season’s first bonus flavor, black raspberry cookies and cream. Kathrine Nero, The Enquirer, 30 May 2021 Bright, deep purple; alluring aromas of ripe black plum, black raspberry and violets. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of black raspberry

1759, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2021

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“Black raspberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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