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

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 6 Jan. 2020 Dewberry remains in the Clayton County jail on murder and weapons charges. Ajc Homepage, ajc, 30 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dewberry.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of dewberry

circa 1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About dewberry

Time Traveler for dewberry

Time Traveler

The first known use of dewberry was circa 1578

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near dewberry

dew-beater

dewberry

dew bit

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dewberry

Cite this Entry

“Dewberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dewberry. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on dewberry

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dewberry

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!