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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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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.
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.
Loaded with brambly fruit, it's an affordable alternative to the posh wines of Piedmont.
Loaded with brambly fruit, this an affordable alternative to the posh wines of Piedmont.
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.
Only a third of the wine has been significantly oaked, so the result is pronounced yet soft, raspberry and brambly, with mere touches of tannin.
It is from the 2008 vintage and is a little chunkier than the top wine, with fruit that seems more brambly, but it is still very fine indeed and has the capacity to age well in bottle for a decade or more (PS16.
With rich, brambly fruit, lively tannins and a champion''s finish, it''s the perfect partner with a flame-grilled steak.