[doo-ber-ee, -buh-ree, dyoo-]
noun, plural dew·ber·ries.
  1. (in North America) the fruit of any of several trailing blackberries of the genus Rubus.
  2. (in England) the fruit of a bramble, Rubus caesius.
  3. a plant bearing either fruit.

Origin of dewberry

First recorded in 1570–80; dew + berry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -ries
  1. any trailing bramble, such as Rubus hispidus of North America and R. caesius of Europe and NW Asia, having blue-black fruits
  2. the fruit of any such plant
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