noun Date: circa 1578 1. any of several sweet edible berries related to and resembling blackberries 2. a trailing or decumbent bramble (genus Rubus) that bears dewberries

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  • Dewberry — Dew ber ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of certain species of bramble ({Rubus}); in England, the fruit of {Rubus c[ae]sius}, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, that of {Rubus canadensis} and {Rubus hispidus}, species of low blackberries. (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dewberry — ► NOUN (pl. dewberries) ▪ the edible blue black fruit of a trailing bramble, with a dewy white bloom …   English terms dictionary

  • dewberry — [do͞o′ber΄ē, dyo͞o′ber΄ē] n. pl. dewberries 1. any of various trailing blackberry plants (genus Rubus) 2. the fruit of any of these plants …   English World dictionary

  • Dewberry — This article is about the plants or their fruit. For other uses, see Dewberry (disambiguation). Ripening dewberries at Pamplico, South Carolina See also: List of early spring flowers The dewberries are a group of species in the genus Rubus,… …   Wikipedia

  • Dewberry — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon and French origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, the surname may be locational from Dewsbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire, which is recorded as Deusberia in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as… …   Surnames reference

  • dewberry — noun (plural dewberries) 1》 a trailing bramble with soft prickles and edible blue black fruit with a dewy white bloom. [Rubus caesius (Europe) and other species.] 2》 the fruit of the dewberry …   English new terms dictionary

  • dewberry — gervuogė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių (Rosaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Rubus). atitikmenys: lot. Rubus angl. blackberry; bramberry; bramble logan berry; dewberry; raspberry vok. Brombeere; Himbeere rus. ежевика; костяника lenk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • dewberry — /dooh ber ee, beuh ree, dyooh /, n., pl. dewberries. 1. (in North America) the fruit of any of several trailing blackberries of the genus Rubus. 2. (in England) the fruit of a bramble, Rubus caesius. 3. a plant bearing either fruit. [1570 80; DEW …   Universalium

  • dewberry — noun a) Small brambles of the genus Rubus which have stems that trail along the ground. b) The purple to black berries of these plants …   Wiktionary

  • dewberry — n. type of blackberry …   English contemporary dictionary

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