Origin of black mulberry
Definition for black mulberry (2 of 2)
noun, plural mul·ber·ries.
Origin of mulberry
British Dictionary definitions for black mulberry
noun plural -ries
- a dark purple colour
- (as adjective)a mulberry dress
Word Origin for mulberry
Word Origin and History for black 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.