dewberry

noun
dew·​ber·​ry | \ ˈdü-ˌber-ē How to pronounce dewberry (audio) also ˈdyü- \

Definition of dewberry

1 : any of several sweet edible berries related to and resembling blackberries
2 : a trailing or decumbent bramble (genus Rubus) that bears dewberries

Examples of dewberry in a Sentence

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First Known Use of dewberry

circa 1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dewberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dewberry. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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