batology

batology

(bæˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
the study of members of the species Rubus

batology

the branch of botany that studies brambles. — batologist, n.
See also: Botany
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Native Americans would make twine from bramble stems and ancient peoples used blackberry canes in defences There are over 1,000 species of blackberry Study of blackberries is known as batology It was believed blackberries should not be eaten after St Michael's Day (September 25) because it was on that day the devil cursed brambles after he fell into their thorny grasp