mulberry

noun mul·ber·ry \ ˈməl-ˌber-ē , -b(ə-)rē \

Definition of mulberry

1 :any of a genus (Morus of the family Moraceae, the mulberry family) of trees with an edible usually purple multiple fruit that is an aggregate of juicy one-seeded drupes; also :the fruit
2 :a dark purple or purplish black

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Origin and Etymology of mulberry

Middle English murberie, mulberie, from Anglo-French mure, moure mulberry (from Latin morum, from Greek moron) + Middle English berie berry


MULBERRY Defined for English Language Learners

mulberry

noun

Definition of mulberry for English Language Learners

  • : a type of tree that has purple berries that can be eaten

  • : a berry from a mulberry tree


MULBERRY Defined for Kids

mulberry

noun mul·ber·ry \ ˈməl-ˌber-ē \

Definition of mulberry for Students

plural mulberries
:a tree that has small edible usually purple fruit and leaves on which silkworms can be fed

Medical Dictionary

mulberry

noun mul·ber·ry \ ˈməl-ˌber-ē, -b(ə-)rē \

medical Definition of mulberry

plural mulberries
:any of a genus (Morus of the family Moraceae, the mulberry family) of trees with an edible usually purple fruit that includes one (M. nigra) with a fruit whose juice is sometimes used for its medicinal properties; also :the fruit


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