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1. A usually prickly shrub that is a hybrid of a western North American blackberry (Rubus ursinus) and is cultivated for its edible, dark red to nearly black fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[After Rudolph Boysen (1895-1950), American horticulturalist who first grew the hybrid.]


n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a type of bramble: a hybrid of the loganberry and various blackberries and raspberries
2. (Plants) the large red edible fruit of this plant
[C20: named after Rudolph Boysen, American botanist who developed it]


(ˈbɔɪ zənˌbɛr i, -sən-)

n., pl. -ries.
a blackberrylike fruit with a flavor similar to that of raspberries, developed by crossing various plants belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family.
[1930–35; after Rudolph Boysen, 20th-century U.S. botanist, who bred it]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boysenberry - cultivated hybrid bramble of California having large dark wine-red fruit with a flavor resembling raspberries
boysenberry - large raspberry-flavored fruit; cross between blackberries and raspberries
Rubus ursinus, western blackberry, western dewberry - American blackberry with oblong black fruit
2.boysenberry - large raspberry-flavored fruit; cross between blackberries and raspberries
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
boysenberry, boysenberry bush - cultivated hybrid bramble of California having large dark wine-red fruit with a flavor resembling raspberries
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The wine fills the mouth with concentrated, powerful and richly spicy nectar of crushed black cherries, plums and boysenberries. The finish is lovely and lingering with a nice balance among the concentrated fruit, relatively high alcohol and ripe soft tannins that at no time intrude on the quality or taste of this interesting wine.
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