Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus.
the plant itself.
a brand of smartphone optimized for wireless email.
Contemporary Examples

The Next Great Media War Larry Kramer January 3, 2009
Let’s Stop the Twitter Madness Lee Woodruff February 27, 2009
The BlackBerry’s Death Rattle Gets Louder Daniel Gross August 11, 2013
Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money Daniel Gross October 24, 2013
How Sasha Obama Triggered a Hot Washington Fad Kathleen Parker January 13, 2009

Historical Examples

Graham’s Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848 Various
The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Crown of Wild Olive John Ruskin
Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners Elizabeth O. Hiller

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
trademark a hand-held device for sending and receiving e-mail


Read Also:

  • Blackberry-lily

    a perennial iris, Belamcanda chinensis, having globose seeds resembling blackberries and orange, lilylike flowers with red spots.

  • Black-bile

    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)

  • Black-billed-cuckoo

    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

  • Black-billed-magpie

    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 […]

Disclaimer: Blackberry definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.