noun, plural rasp·ber·ries.
- Bronx cheer.
- any sign or expression of dislike or derision.
Origin of raspberry
Examples from the Web for raspberry
But he insist his character, Petel (Hebrew for raspberry) has a universal appeal.
And a feast it is – yogurts with fresh squeezed fruits, salmon soufflé, raspberry flan, and always crepes to finish the meal.On La Route du Cidre: Getting Buzzed on Normandy’s Cider Trail|William O’Connor|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You can eat it with powdered sugar, but my favorite is with feta cheese and raspberry jam or fresh raspberries.
To plate the dish, add a piece of the liver to the toast, then place a raspberry on top and drizzle with a bit of maple syrup.
No 'e ain't no chestnut and never was, no, nor a raspberry roan neither; 'e's a bay.
In the stomach was found quite a large quantity of raspberry seeds.With the Children on Sunday|Sylvanus Stall
In shape and appearance it is much like our blackberry, or a cross between the blackberry and raspberry.The Land of Tomorrow|William B Stephenson, Jr.
She jumped up hurriedly and said suppose they go in and have some raspberry cordial.Anne Of Green Gables|Lucy Maud Montgomery
He describes the raspberry, also called thimbleberry, and ascribes to it similar medical virtues.Concord Days|A. Bronson Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for raspberry
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 raspberry
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.