- the fruit of any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family, consisting of small and juicy red, black, or pale yellow drupelets forming a detachable cap about a convex receptacle.
- any shrub bearing this fruit.
- a dark reddish-purple color.
- 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
September 22, 2013
You can eat it with powdered sugar, but my favorite is with feta cheese and raspberry jam or fresh raspberries.How to Make Petulla, Albanian Fried Dough
January 12, 2011
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.Foie Gras French Toast, Seriously
November 8, 2010
Or you may fill the cavities with raspberry jam, or with any sort of marmalade.
Raspberry shrub may be made in this manner; also strawberry.
Strain it through a hair sieve into a bason; when cool, add about half a pint of raspberry juice or syrup, to the milk and cream.
Raspberry, peach and apricot ice creams are made the same way.
This is an excellent recipe for imitation of raspberry syrup.
- any of the prickly shrubs of the rosaceous genus Rubus, such as R. strigosus of E North America and R. idaeus of Europe, that have pinkish-white flowers and typically red berry-like fruits (drupelets)See also bramble
- the fruit of any such plant
- (as modifier)raspberry jelly
- black raspberry Popular name: blackcap
- 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
- a spluttering noise made with the tongue and lips to express contempt (esp in the phrase blow a 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.