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dewberry

[doo-ber-ee, -buh-ree, dyoo-] /ˈduˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈdyu-/
noun, plural dewberries.
1.
(in North America) the fruit of any of several trailing blackberries of the genus Rubus.
2.
(in England) the fruit of a bramble, Rubus caesius.
3.
a plant bearing either fruit.
Origin of dewberry
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; dew + berry
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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • She pursed her dewberry mouth in the most comical way, and her blue eyes lightened laughter out of the half-closed lids.

  • I know not what this Mr. dewberry said to Mr. Probus, but certain I am that they will not try that plan any more.'

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  • Mr. dewberry is of opinion that the result, if the matter is brought before the court will certainly be decided in my favour.'

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  • First I communicated our design to Mr. dewberry, the attorney, who entirely approved of it.

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  • Blackberry, dewberry, and Whortleberry Jam may be made by the same recipe.

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  • The dewberry (Rubus cæsius) is a handsome fruit, very like the Blackberry, but coming earlier.

British Dictionary definitions for dewberry

dewberry

/ˈdjuːbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any trailing bramble, such as Rubus hispidus of North America and R. caesius of Europe and NW Asia, having blue-black fruits
2.
the fruit of any such plant
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