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[loh-guh n-ber-ee]
noun, plural lo·gan·ber·ries.
  1. the large, dark-red, acid fruit of a plant, Rubus ursinus loganobaccus.
  2. the plant itself.
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Origin of loganberry

1890–95, Americanism; named after James H. Logan (1841–1928), American horticulturist who first bred it; see berry
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Historical Examples of loganberry

  • The Loganberry, for instance, is said to be a cross between a Raspberry and a Bramble.

    The Romance of Plant Life

    G. F. Scott Elliot

  • Baked apricot roll, blackberry roll, huckleberry roll, or loganberry roll.

  • Mix one quart of loganberry juice, one quart of water, one pound of sugar, and the juice of two lemons.

  • Adair MacKenzie was feeling somewhat talkative after his long refreshing drink of loganberry juice.

British Dictionary definitions for loganberry


noun plural -ries
  1. a trailing prickly hybrid rosaceous plant, Rubus loganobaccus, cultivated for its edible fruit: probably a hybrid between an American blackberry and a raspberry
    1. the purplish-red acid fruit of this plant
    2. (as modifier)loganberry pie
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Word Origin for loganberry

C19: named after James H. Logan (1841–1928), American judge and horticulturist who first grew it (1881)
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Word Origin and History for loganberry


1893, American English, named for U.S. horticulturalist James H. Logan (1841-1928), who developed it by crossing a blackberry and a raspberry.

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