boysenberry

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of boysenberry

Rudolph Boysen †1950 American horticulturist + English berry


BOYSENBERRY Defined for English Language Learners

boysenberry

noun

Definition of boysenberry for English Language Learners

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


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