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mul·ber·ry

 (mŭl′bĕr′ē, -bə-rē)
n.
1.
a. Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Morus, having unisexual flowers in drooping catkins and edible usually purple fruit.
b. The sweet fruit of any of these trees.
2. A grayish to dark purple. Also called murrey.

[Middle English mulberrie, from Old English mōrberie and Middle Low German mūlberi, mūrberi : both from Latin mōrum + Old English berie, berry or Old High German beri, berry; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

mul′ber′ry adj.
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mulberry

(ˈmʌlbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any moraceous tree of the temperate genus Morus, having edible blackberry-like fruit, such as M. alba (white mulberry), the leaves of which are used to feed silkworms
2. (Cookery) the fruit of any of these trees
3. (Plants) any of several similar or related trees, such as the paper mulberry and Indian mulberry
4. (Colours)
a. a dark purple colour
b. (as adjective): a mulberry dress.
[C14: from Latin mōrum, from Greek moron; related to Old English mōrberie; compare Dutch moerbezie, Old High German mūrberi]
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mul•ber•ry

(ˈmʌlˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus.
2. a tree of this genus, as the red mulberry.
[1225–75; Middle English mulberie, dissimilated variant of murberie, Old English mōrberie=mōr- (< Latin mōrum mulberry) + berie berry]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulberry - any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberrymulberry - any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry
mulberry - sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus
genus Morus, Morus - type genus of the Moraceae: mulberries
Morus alba, white mulberry - Asiatic mulberry with white to pale red fruit; leaves used to feed silkworms
black mulberry, Morus nigra - European mulberry having dark foliage and fruit
Morus rubra, red mulberry - North American mulberry having dark purple edible fruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.mulberry - sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
mulberry, mulberry tree - any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry
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Translations
ثَمَر التّوتشَجَرَة التّوت
morušemorušovník
morbærmorbærtræ
توت
dudmurva
eperfafaeper
mórbermórberjatré
mora
šilkmedisšilkmedžio vaisius
zīdkoka ogaszīdkoks
morwa
morušovník
murva
dutdut ağacı

mulberry

[ˈmʌlbərɪ] N (= fruit) → mora f; (= tree) → morera f, moral m
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mulberry

[ˈmʌlbəri] n
(= fruit) → mûre f
(= tree) → mûrier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mulberry

n (= fruit)Maulbeere f; (= tree)Maulbeerbaum m; (= colour)Aubergine nt, → dunkles Violett
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mulberry

[ˈmʌlbrɪ] n (fruit) → mora (di gelso); (tree) → gelso, moro
black mulberry → gelso nero
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mulberry

(ˈmalbəri) plural ˈmulberries noun
1. a type of tree on whose leaves silkworms feed.
2. its (usually purple) fruit.
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References in classic literature ?
Delaford is a nice place, I can tell you; exactly what I call a nice old fashioned place, full of comforts and conveniences; quite shut in with great garden walls that are covered with the best fruit-trees in the country; and such a mulberry tree in one corner!
Sometimes he declared it must have been at the foot of a mulberry tree hard by; then beside a great white stone; then under a small green knoll, a short distance from the ledge of rocks, until at length Wolfert became as bewildered as himself.
On closer inspection it was discovered that they were mostly fruit trees, including tropical almond, cheeku, jamun and mulberry trees. The remaining trees which do not bear fruit would grow up to provide plenty of shade as they happen to be neem and gulmohar trees.
Have you ever wondered what is it like to sit among mulberry trees and sip tea as the clouds literally descend on you?
Seuss's "And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street." I was an adult before I learned that actual mulberry trees were just outside my house.
Srey Chansophea, a representative of the RUPP, said Cambodia used to have strong traditions of planting mulberry trees, breeding silkworms and weaving loom.
Earlier, people used to nurture silkworms in their homes but due to the poor quality of seeds and the fast declining Mulberry trees, this development has almost come to an end.
ISLAMABAD -- Women are more affected than men due to allergy caused by pollen buds of paper mulberry trees proliferated in the Federal Capital.
Doctors suggested that the patients should avoid visiting the areas with mulberry trees, refrain themselves from smelling flowers and also keep the windows of their vehicles and homes closed.
Nearly 1,000 mulberry trees on public land in Tongluo Township, Miaoli County are bearing fruit, and since the township made them available for the public to pick free of charge on April 1, the phone in the township office has been ringing off the hook, the United Daily reported on Tuesday.
Natural silk industry in Syria is an inherited profession that has undergone changes led to its decline with the emergence of synthetic silk which conquered the markets and became a strong competitor to natural silk as well as the excessive cutting of mulberry trees, which are the main source of food for the larva, especially in the Syrian coast.