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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Get in the spirit of your favorite celebrity this season," 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, "Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands," 22 Nov. 2019 This recipe works well with any berries — blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries, cranberries and cherries. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New cookbook celebrates the joy of summer peaches," 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, "Rosé all day with this refreshing California $13 pinot noir," 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, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 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,, "Knott’s Boysenberry Festival will feature over 75 dishes, treats and beverages," 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,, "Where to pick up pie for the Fourth of July," 27 June 2018 Among other fancy chocolates, don’t miss the gourmet PB&J. Almond-pecan-peanut butter and raspberry-loganberry-boysenberry-cherry jelly are hidden inside a milk chocolate shell. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 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 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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