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1. A prickly shrub of the genus Rubus of the rose family, including the blackberry and the raspberry.
2. A prickly shrub or bush.

[Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel.]

bram′bly adj.
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Adj.1.brambly - covered with brambles and ferns and other undergrowth
wooded - covered with growing trees and bushes etc; "wooded land"; "a heavily wooded tract"
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We must seek it among the leafless woods and the brambly lanes, on the heathy moors and the great still hills, if we want to feel its joyous breath and hear its silent voices.
Then came crests and ravines, in a sort of desert which preceded the Ugogo country; and lower down were yellow plains, parched and fissured by the intense heat, and, here and there, bestrewn with saline plants and brambly thickets.
99) with its silky, elegant, but concentrated brambly, blackcurrant, black cherry and spicily oaked fruit would be heavenly.
49, The Co-operative) With such a fanfare of food, sometimes an easy drinking, rustic red with brambly fruit aromas and juicy dark fruits laced with sweet spice is all you need.
A small proportion is aged in older oak casks, which adds a faintly spicy note, but the overall impression given by the 2011 is of generous, brambly fruit, with enough acidity to make it juicy but not tart and just enough tannin to give it good length.
You won't find international varieties such as chardonnay or merlot, but you will find crisp, fruity, dry whites made from gros manseng and petit courbu; robust reds made from the tannat grape with a touch of cabernet sauvignon and pinenc to add some 'salt and pepper' to the brambly fruit; and fresh, rich dessert wines with petit manseng in the blend that are served as an aperitif.
Not as opulent and full bodied as its Argentinian cousins, it displays mellow blackberry and brambly fruit and if you love a merlot, then this is the malbec for you.
AROMA: I was hit right away with opulent dark red and purple brambly fruit including dark cherries, rich late summer plums, boysenberry, and blueberry compote.
Very smooth with delicious dark fruits and brambly flavours, pepper, spice and oak, it's very satisfying and will appeal to many.
He represented the bridge to a new era, a brambly path that was always going to be lined with upheaval and disappointment.
Upfront brambly fruit, woodiness, on the nose, and a glug of black fruit which was nice but no showstopper.
The bouquet of this medium-bodied red, which is aged four months in oak, is complex and nuanced, with big blackberry accented by warm spice, a touch of chocolate cherry and a nice brambly edge.