[blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -ries
  1. 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
  2. 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
  1. (intr) to gather blackberries



  1. trademark a hand-held device for sending and receiving e-mail
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Word Origin and History for blackberrys



early 12c., from Old English blaceberian, from black (adj.) + berry. Also in Old English as bremelberie, bremelæppel (from bramble). The wireless handheld device of the same name introduced 1999.

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