bramble

noun
bram·​ble | \ ˈbram-bəl How to pronounce bramble (audio) \

Definition of bramble

1 : any of a genus (Rubus) of usually prickly shrubs of the rose family including the raspberries and blackberries also : the fruit of a bramble
2 : a rough prickly shrub or vine

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Other Words from bramble

brambly \ ˈbram-​b(ə-​)lē How to pronounce brambly (audio) \ adjective

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Some seek knowledge on weaving baskets from willow, bamboo, brambles, or pine needles. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Spiff Up Your Real-World Skills With Old Timey YouTube," 25 June 2019 The state stopped maintaining it in 2010, and the land lies covered in brambles, mud and rocks. Lynnley Browning, Fortune, "This Failed Trump Golf Course Is Now a Dilapidated New York State Park," 16 June 2019 The state stopped maintaining it in 2010, and the land lies covered in brambles, mud and rocks. Lynnley Browning, Fortune, "This Failed Trump Golf Course Is Now a Dilapidated New York State Park," 16 June 2019 The state stopped maintaining it in 2010, and the land lies covered in brambles, mud and rocks. Time, "A Failed Trump Golf Course Is Now a Dilapidated State Park – but Is It Worth $26.1 Million?," 14 June 2019 That wasn't an issue in my gnarly test bramble, which is usually mowed by a tractor the size of a Victorian manor. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Tweel: The Tire That Never Goes Flat," 26 May 2019 That’s a fair question, even though its fatuousness should have sent Will fleeing into the brambles. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘All Is True’ Review: Shakespeare Simplified," 9 May 2019 Terms to describe the natural world—such as acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, otter, raven and willow—have been banished to make room for such chilly contemporary words as blog, broadband and bullet-point. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "What to Give: Children’s Books," 15 Nov. 2018 Uriu’s materials vary from rabbit pelts and blackberry brambles to photocopies and realistic drawings. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, "‘The Veil’ exhibition at Bridge Productions spans ideas of what’s seen and unseen," 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of bramble

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

History and Etymology for bramble

Middle English brembel, from Old English brēmel; akin to Old English brōm broom

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The first known use of bramble was before the 12th century

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bramble

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bramble

US : a rough bush or vine that usually has sharp thorns on its branches

bramble

noun
bram·​ble | \ ˈbram-bəl How to pronounce bramble (audio) \

Kids Definition of bramble

: a rough prickly bush or vine usually used in pl. blackberry brambles

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