mulberry

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

Definition of mulberry

  1. 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. 2 :  a dark purple or purplish black

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


First Known Use: 14th century


MULBERRY Defined for English Language Learners

mulberry

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

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

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noun mul·ber·ry \ˈməl-ˌber-ē\

Definition of mulberry for Students

plural

mulberries

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


Medical Dictionary

mulberry

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

Medical Definition of mulberry

plural

mulberries

  1. :  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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