[doo-ber-ee, -buh-ree, dyoo-]
- (in North America) the fruit of any of several trailing blackberries of the genus Rubus.
- (in England) the fruit of a bramble, Rubus caesius.
- a plant bearing either fruit.
Origin of dewberry
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Examples from the Web for dewberry
The dewberry is a sister to the lotus, and an innocent sister.
Early on the morning of the trial, Mr. Dewberry came to see me.The Orange Girl</p>
Harky halted and stood motionless as any boulder on Dewberry Knob.The Duck-footed Hound
James Arthur Kjelgaard
Dewberry (Rubus cœsius), a European plant belonging to the ord.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
She pursed her dewberry mouth in the most comical way, and her blue eyes lightened laughter out of the half-closed lids.
- any trailing bramble, such as Rubus hispidus of North America and R. caesius of Europe and NW Asia, having blue-black fruits
- the fruit of any such plant
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