from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several trailing forms of the blackberry, such as Rubus hispidus of North America and R. caesius of Europe.
- n. The fruit of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small brambles of the genus Rubus which have stems that trail along the ground.
- n. The purple to black berries of these plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of certain species of bramble (Rubus); in England, the fruit of Rubus cæsius, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, that of Rubus canadensis and Rubus hispidus, species of low blackberries.
- n. The plant which bears the fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, the popular name of the Rubus cæsius, a bramble which grows in woods, thickets, hedges, and the borders of fields; the fruit of this plant. The fruit is black, with a bluish dewy bloom, and of an agreeable acid taste.
- n. In the United States, the popular name of Rubus Canadensis, the low blackberry, a trailing plant which has a large sweet fruit; the fruit of this plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes
- n. any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North America
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I wonder if a dewberry is like a mulberry, as mulberry are somewhat similar to blackberries but they are sweeter and more pinkish than black or purple.
The dewberry is a sister to the lotus, and an innocent sister.
I just bought a pair (gray and "dewberry") for my mom and future mother-in-law and I know they are going to love them too!
"dewberry," as our Southern neighbors call it, in prettier and more
This looks wonderful and now you've got me curious for the dewberry!
Once I had heard that the dewberry grew on more of a vine and a blackberry grew on more of a bush or vice versa.
I am also from a Houston suburb (The Woodlands) and I can totally remember the excitement of finding a huge dewberry patch while riding my bike to my friend's house.
Your post was a trip down memory lane though and I sure am inclined to try a dewberry cobbler!
I know you can probably find them elsewhere, but I just can't think of them as the dewberry of my youth unless they come from Texas ... sigh.
Pink of Perfection said ... this makes me think of the dewberry oil perfume from the body shop i was in love with all through middle school. i didn't even know it was a real fruit!