the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus.
the plant itself.
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noun (pl) -ries
Also called bramble. any of several woody plants of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp R. fruticosus, that have thorny stems and black or purple glossy edible berry-like fruits (drupelets)
the fruit of any of these plants
(as modifier): blackberry jam
blackberry lily, an ornamental Chinese iridaceous plant, Belamcanda chinensis, that has red-spotted orange flowers and clusters of black seeds that resemble blackberries
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
(intransitive) to gather blackberries
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a perennial iris, Belamcanda chinensis, having globose seeds resembling blackberries and orange, lilylike flowers with red spots.
one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing gloominess. Historical Examples Gilbertus Anglicus Henry Ebenezer Handerson noun (archaic) one of the four bodily humours; melancholy See humour (sense 8)
a black-billed North American cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus, that, unlike most cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young. Historical Examples The Burgess Bird Book for Children Thornton W. Burgess Dooryard Stories Clara Dillingham Pierson Birds Every Child Should Know Neltje Blanchan Spring notes from Tennessee Bradford Torrey
See under magpie (def 1). either of two corvine birds, Pica pica (black-billed magpie) of Eurasia and North America, or P. nuttalli (yellow-billed magpie) of California, having long, graduated tails, black-and-white plumage, and noisy, mischievous habits. any of several related corvine birds. any of several black-and-white birds not related to the true magpies, as Gymnorhina […]