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[boi-zuh n-ber-ee, -suh n-]
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.
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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


noun plural -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
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Word Origin for boysenberry

C20: named after Rudolph Boysen, American botanist who developed it
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Word Origin and History for boysenberry


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

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