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boysenberry

[ boi-zuhn-ber-ee, -suhn- ]
/ ˈbɔɪ zənˌbɛr i, -sən- /
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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.

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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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