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bramble

[ bram-buhl ]
/ ˈbræm bəl /
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noun
any prickly shrub belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family.
British. the common blackberry.
any rough, prickly shrub, as the dog rose.
verb (used without object), bram·bled, bram·bling.
British. to look for and gather wild blackberries; pick blackberries from the vine.
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Origin of bramble

before 1000; Middle English; Old English bræmbel, variant of brǣmel, equivalent to brǣm- (cognate with Dutch braambroom) + -el noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bramble

bramble
/ (ˈbræmbəl) /

noun
any of various prickly herbaceous plants or shrubs of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp the blackberrySee also stone bramble
Scot
  1. a blackberry
  2. (as modifier)bramble jelly
any of several similar and related shrubs
verb (intr)
to gather blackberries

Derived forms of bramble

brambly, adjective

Word Origin for bramble

Old English brǣmbel; related to Old Saxon brāmal, Old High German brāmo
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