Definitions for raspberryˈræzˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈrɑz-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rasp•ber•ryˈræzˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈrɑz-(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. the fruit of any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family, consisting of small and juicy red, black, or pale yellow drupelets.

    Category: Plants

  2. any shrub bearing this fruit.

    Category: Plants

  3. a dark reddish purple color.

  4. a loud, abrasive, vibrating or spluttering noise made with the lips and tongue to express contempt. any sign or expression of displeasure or derision.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of raspberry:

1615–25; earlier rasp raspberry (appar. back formation from synonymous raspis, perh. identical with raspis, late ME raspise, rospeys a kind of sweet wine, ML raspecia, of uncert. orig.) +berry ; (def. 4 ) by shortening of raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raspberry, raspberry bush(noun)

    woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries

  2. raspberry(noun)

    red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries

  3. boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird(noun)

    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. raspberry(noun)ˈræzˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈrɑz-

    a small red fruit from a bush

    raspberry jam

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raspberry(noun)

    the thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idaeus and other similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white raspberry

  2. Raspberry(noun)

    the shrub bearing this fruit


  1. Raspberry

    The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus; the name also applies to these plants themselves. Raspberries are perennial with woody stems.

Translations for raspberry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of edible red berry.

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