Bramble
Bramble Bram"ble (br[a^]m"b'l), n. [OE. brembil, AS. br[=e]mel, br[=e]mbel, br[=ae]mbel (akin to OHG. br[=a]mal), fr. the same root as E. broom, As. br[=o]m. See {Broom}.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Rubus}, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub. [1913 Webster]

The thorny brambles, and embracing bushes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The brambling or bramble finch. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bramble — refers to thorny plants of the genus Rubus , in the Rose family (Rosaceae). Brambles include blackberries, loganberries, and other closely related plants. Bramble fruit is the fruit of any plant of the Genus Rubus , such as the blackberry or the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bramble — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Livingstone Bramble (* 1960), Boxer aus St. Kitts und Nevis Titus Bramble (* 1981), englischer Fußballspieler Sonstiges: Bramble (Indiana), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Bramble Cay, nördlichste Insel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bramble — (n.) O.E. bræmbel rough, prickly shrub (especially the blackberry bush), with euphonic b , from earlier bræmel, from P.Gmc. *bræmaz (see BROOM (Cf. broom)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bramble — [n] thorny bush brier, burr, catch weed, cleaver, furze, goose grass, gorse, hedge, nettle, prick, prickly shrub, shrub, spray, thistle, thistle sage, thorn; concept 429 …   New thesaurus

  • bramble — ► NOUN 1) a prickly scrambling shrub of the rose family, especially a blackberry. 2) chiefly Brit. the fruit of the blackberry. ORIGIN Old English, related to BROOM(Cf. ↑broom) …   English terms dictionary

  • bramble — [bram′bəl] n. [ME brembel < OE bræmel < brom,BROOM] 1. any of a genus (Rubus) of generally prickly shrubs of the rose family, as the raspberry, blackberry, or dewberry 2. any prickly shrub or vine brambly adj …   English World dictionary

  • Bramble — Recorded in many spellings including Bramble, Brambell, Brambill, Bremmell, Bremell, Brimmell, Brimble, Brombell, and Brumble, this is an English surname. It originates from the Olde English pre 7th century word bremel , meaning bramble, and as… …   Surnames reference

  • bramble — Brambling Bram bling, n. [OE. bramline. See {Bramble}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European mountain finch ({Fringilla montifringilla}); called also {bramble finch} and {bramble}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bramble — [OE] Bramble has several cognates in other Germanic languages, but as with many plant names it does not always refer to the same plant. Old High German brāmma, for instance, is a ‘wild rose’; Old Saxon hiopbrāmio is a ‘hawthorn bush’; and then… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bramble — UK [ˈbræmb(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bramble : singular bramble plural brambles 1) a bush with thin sharp points on its long branches, especially one that produces blackberries (= small soft black or purple fruits) 2) a blackberry …   English dictionary

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