red mulberry

  1. See under mulberry (def. 2).

Origin of red mulberry

An Americanism dating back to 1710–20

Words Nearby red mulberry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use red mulberry in a sentence

  • It is sometimes called the red mulberry to distinguish it from the following species.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • But the silkworms would not cooperate—they refused to eat the leaves of the red mulberry tree.

    The Stronghold | Miriam Haynie
  • The first is the common red mulberry, whose Fruit is the earliest we have, (except the Strawberries) and very sweet.

  • The red mulberry (M. rubra) is an American species, with leaves too rough to be good for silkworms, and very indifferent fruit.

    Botany for Ladies | Jane Loudon
  • red mulberry (Morus rubra) is frequently spoken of simply as mulberry, and is sometimes called black mulberry.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson