from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prickly shrub of the genus Rubus, including the blackberry and the raspberry.
- n. A prickly shrub or bush.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Common blackberry.
- n. Any of several closely related thorny plants in the genus Rubus, including blackberry and raspberry.
- n. Any thorny shrub.
- n. A cocktail of gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub.
- n. The brambling or bramble finch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name common to plants of the genus Rubus, especially and usually in England the common blackberry, R. fruticosus; occasionally (from these plants being armed with prickles), any rough prickly shrub, as the dogrose, Rosa canina.
- To pick brambles or blackberries.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel, from earlier brǣmel, brēmel, from dialectal Proto-Germanic *brēmila- (compare West Frisian brommel, Flemish bramel, Low German Brummel), diminutive of *brēm- (compare English broom). More at broom. (Wiktionary)