noun, plural rasp·ber·ries.
- Bronx cheer.
- any sign or expression of dislike or derision.
Origin of raspberry
Examples from the Web for raspberries
Some of the most popular include Kriek (fermented with sour cherries), Framboise (raspberries), and Pêche (peaches).
Eat: While hiking, keep an eye out for wild strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, and currants.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World|Erin Cunningham|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Top each cake circle with a handful of the raspberries and a scoop of the ice cream.
Top with any of the following · Mixed berry—8 ounces each, hulled strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Pour your blueberries, strawberries, apple, raspberries, and peach syrup into the skillet.
The blackberries come on, and the raspberries, and currants.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Immediately after dinner on the day that Kate was missed, she bethought herself that the raspberries might be ripe.The Ranche on the Oxhide|Henry Inman
She would begin with a bun, and go on through two sorts of jam to Madeira cake, and end with raspberries and cream.Life and Death of Harriett Frean|May Sinclair
For strawberries and currants, raspberries and cherries, use one cup of sugar to a quart of juice.Science in the Kitchen.|Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Mash the raspberries; add half the sugar and the lemon juice.
British Dictionary definitions for raspberries
noun plural -ries
- the fruit of any such plant
- (as modifier)raspberry jelly
- a related plant, Rubus occidentalis, of E North America, that has black berry-like fruits
- the fruit of this plant
- a dark purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a raspberry dress
Word Origin for raspberry
Word Origin and History for raspberries
1620s, earlier raspis berry (1540s), possibly from raspise "a sweet rose-colored wine" (mid-15c.), from Anglo-Latin vinum raspeys, origin uncertain, as is the connection between this and Old French raspe, Medieval Latin raspecia, raspeium, also meaning "raspberry." One suggestion is via Old Walloon raspoie "thicket," of Germanic origin. Klein suggests it is via the French word, from a Germanic source akin to English rasp (v.), with an original sense of "rough berry," based on appearance.
A native plant of Europe and Asiatic Russia, the name was applied to a similar vine in North America. Meaning "rude sound" (1890) is shortening of raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart.