Brambling



an Old World finch, Fringilla montifringilla, the male of which is black and white with a reddish-brown breast.
any prickly shrub belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family.
British. the common blackberry.
any rough, prickly shrub, as the dog rose.
British. to look for and gather wild blackberries; pick blackberries from the vine.
Historical Examples

In a Cheshire Garden Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

noun
a Eurasian finch, Fringilla montifringilla, with a speckled head and back and, in the male, a reddish brown breast and darker wings and tail
noun
any of various prickly herbaceous plants or shrubs of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp the blackberry See also stone bramble
(Scot)

a blackberry
(as modifier): bramble jelly

any of several similar and related shrubs
verb (intransitive)
to gather blackberries
n.

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