boy·​sen·​ber·​ry | \ ˈbȯi-zᵊn-ˌber-ē How to pronounce boysenberry (audio) , -be-rē, -sᵊn-, -zᵊm- \

Definition of boysenberry

: a large reddish black fruit with a raspberry flavor also : the trailing hybrid bramble yielding this fruit and developed by crossing several blackberries and raspberries

Examples of boysenberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Start with a neutral and work up to a bold boysenberry. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 23 June 2021 Bottles from the latter include Diamond Collection Oregon Pinot Noir ($21), with flavors of boysenberry, cherry and mocha, and Director’s Cut Cinema ($44), a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Sirah and Petite Sirah. Leanne Italie,, 26 Nov. 2019 Bottles from the latter include Diamond Collection Oregon Pinot Noir ($21), with flavors of boysenberry, cherry and mocha, and Director’s Cut Cinema ($44), a blend of cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, sirah and petite sirah. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2019 This recipe works well with any berries — blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries, cranberries and cherries. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2019 This cabernet is deep with blackberry and boysenberry fruit, and grippy tannins that give it a flavor of the frontier. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 28 June 2019 Culprit’s boysenberry marshmallow ambrosia is one to try, as is Orphan’s Kitchen’s avocado bombe Alaska, served with lime and Kahikatea peppercorn, (a native pine). Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, 25 July 2018 The culinary minds at Knott's Berry Farm are coming up with ways to celebrate the boysenberry — the berry that helped Walter and Cordelia Knott expand their fruit stand on Beach Boulevard in Buena Park into a Wild West theme park. Lou Ponsi,, 16 Mar. 2018 Holiday pickup hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The summer pie menu at this tiny Eagle Rock pie shop includes triple berry Cabernet, Cognac coconut cream, sea salt caramel chess, boysenberry, lemon icebox, burnt caramel peach, blackberry lime and more. Sara Cagle,, 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of boysenberry

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boysenberry

Rudolph Boysen †1950 American horticulturist + English berry

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“Boysenberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of boysenberry

: a large reddish-black berry that has the flavor of a raspberry

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