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

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First Known Use of dewberry

circa 1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dewberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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