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

Examples of blackberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sour red cherry with bay leaf and fresh blackberry with hints of rosebud and tree bark and just an overall wild character with a touch of grip but plenty of fleshy fruit to balance it out. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Snack pack of sweet treats includes carrot cake balls, chocolate shortbread, lemon Pavlova egg, and a blackberry and cream pop tart for $14.95. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2022 The wine tends to be the most quintessentially Napa of any Bond cuvee: Its 2019 edition tastes monumental and imposing, with powerful blackberry and black currant flavors, a hint of graphite and an intriguing earthiness. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 Garnish as one desires, perhaps with a juicy blackberry or a hothouse flower, something dewy and tremulous, to be sure. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 31 Mar. 2022 Wagyu coulotte blackberry Cabernet sauce, sweet-potato Hasselback potatoes, vanilla butter with pecans. Marc Bona, cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 What: On March 14, Rocket Baby Bakery will have three pies: coconut cream pie with passion fruit topping, peanut butter chocolate pie, and blackberry curd and lemon cream pie with pistachio crust. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Mar. 2022 Chef and owner Stefen Bowers said to expect traditional Belgian-style waffles, cinnamon roll waffles, cream cheese waffles, blackberry waffles and more, with breakfast service running from 8 to 11 a.m. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Feb. 2022 Violets, blackberry and cocoa are faintly spiced with anise and cloves, leading into appealing cassis and black raspberry flavors on a smooth, generous palate balanced by a savory mineral character and pleasantly grippy tannins. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blackberry

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

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1 May 2022

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“Blackberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for blackberry


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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