blackberry

noun black·ber·ry \ ˈblak-ˌber-ē , -ˈbe-rē \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

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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First Known Use of blackberry

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLACKBERRY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blackberry for English Language Learners

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


BLACKBERRY Defined for Kids

blackberry

noun black·ber·ry \ ˈblak-ˌber-ē \

Definition of blackberry for Students

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


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