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[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.
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Origin of dewberry

First recorded in 1570–80; dew + berry
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Examples from the Web for dewberry

Historical Examples

  • The dewberry is a sister to the lotus, and an innocent sister.

    The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Early on the morning of the trial, Mr. Dewberry came to see me.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant

  • 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.

  • She pursed her dewberry mouth in the most comical way, and her blue eyes lightened laughter out of the half-closed lids.

British Dictionary definitions for dewberry


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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