Definition of raspberry
1a : any of various usually black or red edible berries that are aggregate fruits consisting of numerous small drupes on a fleshy receptacle and that are usually rounder and smaller than the closely related blackberriesb : a perennial plant (genus Rubus) of the rose family that bears raspberries
2 [short for raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart] : a sound of contempt made by protruding the tongue between the lips and expelling air forcibly to produce a vibration; broadly : an expression of disapproval or contempt
Examples of raspberry in a Sentence
One of the children made a raspberry at him.
there were raspberries from the audience when the hapless actress kept forgetting her lines
Recent Examples of raspberry from the Web
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For the dessert course, Maki made a zucchini, manchego cheese, and caramel popcorn and peanut fritter topped with apricot honey, mascarpone and yuzu whip, and fresh raspberries.
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Top iced cake with half of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
This mysterious combination results in a deep purple, delectable wine redolent of raspberry, blackberry and an unmistakable vanilla.
Plump raspberries, sweet and spicy pecans, and pickled onions ensured all aspects of the palate were pleased and crumbled feta imparted a bit of creaminess to the compilation.
The lollipop flavors are cherry, strawberry, raspberry, orange, pineapple and grape.
Frances Lilley, Feeding the Flock North Side Baptist Church Cantaloupe with Raspberry Dressing ▪ 1/4 c. raspberry wine vinegar* ▪ 1 1/2 T. honey ▪ 1 tsp.
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Origin and Etymology of raspberry
English dialect rasp raspberry + English berry
First Known Use: circa 1616See Words from the same year
RASPBERRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raspberry for English Language Learners
: a soft, red berry that is sweet and juicy
: a rude sound made by pushing your tongue outside your lips and blowing air out of your mouth
RASPBERRY Defined for Kids
Definition of raspberry for Students
: a sweet juicy red, black, or purple berry of a prickly plant
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