blackberry

[ 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.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of blackberry

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

OTHER WORDS FROM blackberry

black·ber·ry·like, adjective

Definition for blackberry (2 of 2)

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

Trademark.

a brand of smartphone optimized for wireless email.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for blackberry

British Dictionary definitions for blackberry (1 of 2)

blackberry
/ (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)

BlackBerry

Blackberry


noun

trademark a hand-held device for sending and receiving e-mail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012