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bramble

[bram-buh l] /ˈbræm bəl/
noun
1.
any prickly shrub belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family.
2.
British. the common blackberry.
3.
any rough, prickly shrub, as the dog rose.
verb (used without object), brambled, brambling.
4.
British. to look for and gather wild blackberries; pick blackberries from the vine.
Origin of bramble
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English bræmbel, variant of brǣmel, equivalent to brǣm- (cognate with Dutch braam broom) + -el noun suffix
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Historical Examples
  • Gone was the brambled waste, gone the flickering tangle of woodland.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • We knew not then how time passed, and could but dimly guess how things were going beyond the brambled copse in which we fought.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • For their crane had been left in a brambled hole, and they very soon rigged it out again.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • There are certain well-charted highroads where there were once only brambled trails.

British Dictionary definitions for brambled

bramble

/ˈbræmbəl/
noun
1.
any of various prickly herbaceous plants or shrubs of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp the blackberry See also stone bramble
2.
(Scot)
  1. a blackberry
  2. (as modifier): bramble jelly
3.
any of several similar and related shrubs
verb (intransitive)
4.
to gather blackberries
Derived Forms
brambly, adjective
Word Origin
Old English brǣmbel; related to Old Saxon brāmal, Old High German brāmo
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Word Origin and History for brambled

bramble

n.

Old English bræmbel "rough, prickly shrub" (especially the blackberry bush), with euphonic -b-, from earlier bræmel, from Proto-Germanic *bræmaz (see broom).

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