boysenberry

[ boi-zuhn-ber-ee, -suhn- ]

noun,plural boy·sen·ber·ries.
  1. a blackberrylike fruit with a flavor similar to that of raspberries, developed by crossing various plants of the genus Rubus.

Origin of boysenberry

1
1930–35; named after R. Boysen, 20th-century American botanist, who bred it

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boysenberry

/ (ˈbɔɪzənbərɪ) /


nounplural -ries
  1. a type of bramble: a hybrid of the loganberry and various blackberries and raspberries

  2. the large red edible fruit of this plant

Origin of boysenberry

1
C20: named after Rudolph Boysen, American botanist who developed it

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