boysenberry

[ boi-zuh n-ber-ee, -suh n- ]
/ ˈbɔɪ zənˌbɛr i, -sən- /

noun, plural boy·sen·ber·ries.

a blackberrylike fruit with a flavor similar to that of raspberries, developed by crossing various plants of the genus Rubus.

Nearby words

  1. boyo,
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  7. boysy,
  8. boz,
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Origin of boysenberry

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

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British Dictionary definitions for boysenberry

boysenberry

/ (ˈbɔɪzənbərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a type of bramble: a hybrid of the loganberry and various blackberries and raspberries
the large red edible fruit of this plant

Word Origin for boysenberry

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

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Word Origin and History for boysenberry

boysenberry

n.

1935, developed early 1900s by California botanist Rudolf Boysen (1895-1950) and named for him.

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