dew·​ber·​ry ˈdü-ˌber-ē How to pronounce dewberry (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
: any of several sweet edible berries related to and resembling blackberries
: a trailing or decumbent bramble (genus Rubus) that bears dewberries

Examples of dewberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Japanese honeysuckle, dewberry, dogwood, blackberry cane, and Oregon grape are all examples of regional species that are highly favored by deer—and most of them can last well into the winter. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 Some of the most common and favored include ash, aspen, bitterbrush, blackgum, dewberry, dogwood, greenbrier, hickory, honeysuckle, maple, mountain laurel, oak, popular, sagebrush, sumac, willow, and more. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 31 Jan. 2023 This year, the goats will be ushered toward thorny dewberry and small saplings that need to be eradicated from the meadow, Markey said. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 18 Apr. 2022 Dewberry remains in the Clayton County jail on murder and weapons charges. Ajc Homepage, ajc, 30 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dewberry was circa 1578

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“Dewberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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dew·​ber·​ry ˈd(y)ü-ˌber-ē How to pronounce dewberry (audio)
: any of several sweet edible berries related to and resembling blackberries
also : a plant with trailing stems that bears dewberries

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