black·​ber·​ry | \ ˈblak-ˌber-ē How to pronounce blackberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of blackberry

1 : the usually black or dark purple juicy but seedy edible aggregate fruit of various brambles (genus Rubus) of the rose family
2 : a plant that bears blackberries

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Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino 1 pump of caramel syrup 1 pump of hazelnut syrup 1 pump of toffee syrup Add java chips Strawberry Açai Refresher Coconut milk Real strawberries and blackberriesPassion iced tea Soy milk Vanilla syrup Berries 7. Kate Friedman, Glamour, "Starbucks' Secret Menu Is Real: The 41 Best Things to Order," 30 Mar. 2019 One uses a Colombian bean with notes of brown sugar, honey, and blackberry; the other uses an Ethiopian bean with flavor notes of grapefruit, jasmine, and blueberry. Grace Dickinson,, "Coffee and tonic: The fizzy iced drink for cooling down this summer," 24 May 2018 Bursting with baking spices, this Paso Robles wine had notes of plum and blackberry with a streak of bright raspberry. Michael Austin,, "15 zinfandels to drink with whatever meat you're grilling," 23 May 2018 This brew is tart, like fresh blackberries, and has a hoppy kick. Fox News, "Best craft beers to drink right now," 3 May 2017 Make filling: In large bowl, mash blackberries and granulated sugar. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Harvest Pear-Blackberry Pie," 23 Oct. 2018 The walk down to the nearest village, Pecorini A Mare, is a leisurely half hour stroll along an old mule path, stopping to eat wild blackberries and figs, straight from the tree and still warm from the sun, along the way. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "Pistachio Pesto and Almond Granita: Skye McAlpine Discovers the Tastes of the Aeolian Islands," 23 Aug. 2018 Enter these two-bite blackberry jam pies from from Ashlae at Oh, Ladycakes. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Ooh, Heaven Is a Place on Earth (Specifically These 2-Bite Pies)," 27 Mar. 2014 Stir the mixture, garnish with the blackberries, and serve. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Throw the best Kentucky Derby party with tips from the guy who knows - 'America's CEO' Tim Laird," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of blackberry

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blackberry was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of blackberry

: a black or dark purple berry that is sweet and juicy also : the plant that blackberries grow on


black·​ber·​ry | \ ˈblak-ˌber-ē How to pronounce blackberry (audio) \
plural blackberries

Kids Definition of blackberry

: the black or dark purple sweet juicy berry of a prickly plant related to the raspberry

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