[yuhng-ber-ee, -buh-ree]

noun, plural young·ber·ries. Horticulture.

a blackberry that is a cultivated variety of Rubus ursinus of the southwestern U.S.

Origin of youngberry

1930–35; named after B. M. Young, U.S. hybridizer, who developed it c1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for youngberry


noun plural -ries

a trailing bramble of the southwestern US that is a hybrid of a blackberry and dewberry with large sweet dark purple fruits
the fruit of this plant

Word Origin for youngberry

C20: named after B. M. Young, US fruit-grower who was first to cultivate it (circa 1900)
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