[doo-ber-ee, -buh-ree, dyoo-]
- (in North America) the fruit of any of several trailing blackberries of the genus Rubus.
- (in England) the fruit of a bramble, Rubus caesius.
- a plant bearing either fruit.
Origin of dewberry
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Examples from the Web for dewberry
The dewberry is a sister to the lotus, and an innocent sister.
Early on the morning of the trial, Mr. Dewberry came to see me.The Orange Girl
Harky halted and stood motionless as any boulder on Dewberry Knob.The Duck-footed Hound
James Arthur Kjelgaard
Dewberry (Rubus cœsius), a European plant belonging to the ord.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
She pursed her dewberry mouth in the most comical way, and her blue eyes lightened laughter out of the half-closed lids.
- any trailing bramble, such as Rubus hispidus of North America and R. caesius of Europe and NW Asia, having blue-black fruits
- the fruit of any such plant
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