- the edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus.
- a tree of this genus, as M. rubra (red mulberry or American mulberry) bearing dark-purple fruit, M. nigra (black mulberry) bearing dark-colored fruit, or M. alba (white mulberry) bearing nearly white fruit and having leaves used as food for silkworms.
Origin of mulberry
Examples from the Web for mulberry
After heading the brand for six years, Mulberry's former head of design Emma Hill left the company in September.Kate Middleton's Hair Stylist Gets the Boot; Lady Gaga Fronts Versace's Latest Campaign
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November 25, 2013
Prior to Loewe, Vevers headed up the design division of Mulberry.Delphine Arnault leaves Dior for Louis Vuitton; Alexa Chung's Teen Modeling Flashbacks
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June 25, 2013
So what if she goes on to suggest creating that atmosphere with a $1,395 Mulberry weekend bag in chocolate natural leather.My Life As Gwyneth
September 10, 2009
It is said the mulberry was first planted in England about 1609.
But “time and patience,” says the Eastern proverb, “change the mulberry leaf to satin.”Self-Help
The ancient was sitting in the shade of the mulberry trees blowing the flute.The Chinese Fairy Book
We'll go as far as the mulberry tree there under the window—— There you can rest.'Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Then there is the olive, and the mulberry for serici-culture.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
- any moraceous tree of the temperate genus Morus, having edible blackberry-like fruit, such as M. alba (white mulberry), the leaves of which are used to feed silkworms
- the fruit of any of these trees
- any of several similar or related trees, such as the paper mulberry and Indian mulberry
- a dark purple colour
- (as adjective)a mulberry dress
Word Origin and History for mulberry
late 14c., developed from 13c. morberie, or cognate Middle High German mul-beri (alteration by dissimilation of Old High German mur-beri, Modern German Maulbeere); both from Latin morum "mulberry, blackberry," + Old English berie, Old High German beri "berry." The Latin word probably is from Greek moron "mulberry," from PIE *moro- "blackberry, mulberry" (cf. Armenian mor "blackberry," Middle Irish merenn, Welsh merwydden "mulberry"). Children's singing game with a chorus beginning "Here we go round the mulberry bush" is attested from 1820s, first in Scotland.