boy·​sen·​ber·​ry | \ˈbȯi-zᵊn-ˌber-ē, -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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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 Raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries and blackberries — including large Kiowa blackberries and marionberries — are most common, though mulberries are turning up at some stands, with varieties ranging from darker Pakistans to the white Shahtoots. Noelle Carter,, "Tips and recipes using summer-ish berries, now in season," 11 May 2018 The list includes a boysenberry bath and body line featuring soaps, lip balms, bath bombs and candles. Lou Ponsi,, "Knott’s Boysenberry Festival will feature over 75 dishes, treats and beverages," 16 Mar. 2018 Her version of côt, the Loire Valley variant of malbec, is deeply purple, full of boysenberry aromas, and offers a palate that is vibrant, textural, and full of life. Ellen Bhang,, "By the Glass: It’s natural to sip wines recommended by Alice Feiring," 26 Mar. 2018 This 80/20 blend of syrah/grenache offers herbal aromas of sage and tarragon intermingled with savory notes of boysenberry, cassis, cinnamon and black plum. Michael Austin,, "Deeply flavored red wines to pair with quick ham dish," 21 Feb. 2018 Boomtown Brewery Boomtown is featuring Brier Noctum (their new English barley wine, finished with blackberry and boysenberry), Ignorant (double IPA), and Nose Job (West Coast IPA). Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "DTLA Breweries Are Pouring Limited-Edition Beers This Weekend For a Good Cause," 12 Jan. 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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English Language Learners Definition of boysenberry

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

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