blackberry

noun
black·​ber·​ry | \ ˈblak-ˌber-ē, -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

Loaded with blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 Toss together apples, blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and juice, and salt in a bowl. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Cast-Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble with Sour Cream Whip," 13 Aug. 2018 By the time the dessert pizzas made the rounds—blackberry and marscapone, anyone? — bikini dreams, waistbands and preconceived notions about limitless eating had all been confronted. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 July 2018 Around the back, my fruit trees and tomato plants are completely ruined, with only one small blackberry bush still alive. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fallout 76 journal, day 4: the bombs are falling," 26 Nov. 2018 Uriu’s materials vary from rabbit pelts and blackberry brambles to photocopies and realistic drawings. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, "‘The Veil’ exhibition at Bridge Productions spans ideas of what’s seen and unseen," 7 Aug. 2018 Our informal tasters enjoyed the intensely flavored sorbets: limoncello with limoncello liqueur, margarita with tequila, strawberry with sparkling wine and blackberry with cabernet sauvignon. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There," 25 June 2018 From the first cab vines planted on Red Mountain comes this firm cab, loaded with flavors of black currants, blackberry and hints of sage. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 But the chess pies have that southern/East Texas flavor, and the blackberry is a stellar fruit pie. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Pecan, blackberry, chocolate meringue and more: Here's the 'Pie Capital of Texas'," 23 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blackberry.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of blackberry

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about blackberry

Share blackberry

Statistics for blackberry

Last Updated

14 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for blackberry

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for blackberry

blackberry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blackberry

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

blackberry

noun
black·​ber·​ry | \ ˈblak-ˌber-ē \
plural blackberries

Kids Definition of blackberry

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on blackberry

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with blackberry

Spanish Central: Translation of blackberry

Nglish: Translation of blackberry for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of blackberry for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about blackberry

Comments on blackberry

What made you want to look up blackberry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Liar, Liar Quiz

  • alt-5761dbe2ba986
  • Someone who pretends to be sick in order to avoid work is a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!