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dew·ber·ry

 (do͞o′bĕr′ē, dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. Any of several trailing prickly shrubs of the genus Rubus of North America and Eurasia, having purple or black fruit resembling blackberries.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.

dewberry

(ˈdjuːbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any trailing bramble, such as Rubus hispidus of North America and R. caesius of Europe and NW Asia, having blue-black fruits
2. (Cookery) the fruit of any such plant

dew•ber•ry

(ˈduˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈdyu-)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the fruit of any of several trailing brambles or blackberries of the genus Rubus.
2. any of these plants.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dewberry - any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North Americadewberry - any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North America
genus Rubus, Rubus - large genus of brambles bearing berries
blackberry bush, blackberry - bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle
Rubus canadensis, American dewberry - North American dewberry
Rubus trivialis, Southern dewberry - of southern North America
Rubus hispidus, swamp blackberry, swamp dewberry - of eastern North America
European dewberry, Rubus caesius - creeping European bramble bearing dewberries
2.dewberry - blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
European dewberry, Rubus caesius - creeping European bramble bearing dewberries
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