[ blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈblækˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

noun, plural black·ber·ries.

the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus.
the plant itself.

Origin of blackberry

before 1000; Middle English blakeberie, Old English blaceberie. See black, berry

Related forms

black·ber·ry·like, adjective

Definition for blackberry (2 of 2)


[ blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈblækˌbɛr i, -bə ri /


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/ (ˈblækbərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

Also called: bramble any of several woody plants of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp R. fruticosus, that have thorny stems and black or purple glossy edible berry-like fruits (drupelets)
  1. the fruit of any of these plants
  2. (as modifier)blackberry jam
blackberry lily an ornamental Chinese iridaceous plant, Belamcanda chinensis, that has red-spotted orange flowers and clusters of black seeds that resemble blackberries

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

(intr) to gather blackberries

British Dictionary definitions for blackberry (2 of 2)




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