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
Wines range from Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Riesling to fruit wines made from fresh strawberries, blackberries, peaches and raspberries.
A raspberry — the Unhealthy Shroud of Secrecy award — to the inner circle of Jim Wood for muzzling information about the health of the hugely popular Oceanside mayor.
Black Beans Brian Nguyen email@example.com Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries all have powerful antioxidants.
The kit itself features an add-on board that connects via the Raspberry Pi’s 40-pin GPIO.
Saffron Fields Vineyard 2014 Heritage Clones pinot noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $50: A classic Oregon pinot noir, thanks to aromas of cranberry, raspberry and potting soil.
This isn't quite as adventuresome as breaking into the Instagram API and rebuilding the app for a sky-high Raspberry Pi.
Starbucks charges up to $6 an hour for in-store T-Mobile access – not much more than a double venti Frappuccino with a raspberry shot.
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Origin and Etymology of raspberry
English dialect rasp raspberry + English berry
First Known Use: circa 1616
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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