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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Fred Meyer recalled its frozen blackberries and a berry medley in an announcement Friday due to a possible hepatitis A contamination., "Fred Meyer recalls frozen berries due to hepatitis A risk," 8 June 2019 Hours for berry picking seasons (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry) are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with wagon rides leaving from the market. Annie Alleman, Post-Tribune, "Rainy weather will make it a good berry picking season in the Region," 6 June 2019 Talk to your esthetician about the Blueberry Detox Firming Peel, a professional-grade treatment that combines blueberry, raspberry and blackberry juices, as well as pineapple extract to refresh the skin. Allure, "The Best Eminence Organic Skin Care Products for Your Skin Type," 24 June 2019 Frozen blackberries and frozen triple berry medley The following products, manufactured by Townsend Farms, should not be consumed and can be returned for a refund or replacement, Kroger said Friday in a news release. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Kroger recalls frozen berries called "great for smoothies" over hepatitis A fears," 10 June 2019 Mark in South Carolina Dear Readers: Keep some fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries at your fingertips. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Shelter donations," 8 June 2019 Last month, Blake's Hard Cider released Traffic Jam, a semi-sweet cider flavored with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Traffic Jam and Snug suing Blake's Hard Cider over drink name," 4 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of blackberry

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

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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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