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ˈmʌlˌbɛr i, -bə rimul·ber·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mulberry, mulberry treenoun

    any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry

  2. mulberrynoun

    sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus


  1. mulberrynoun

    Any of several trees, of the genus Morus, having edible fruit

  2. mulberrynoun

    the fruit of this tree

  3. mulberrynoun

    a dark purple colour tinted with red.

  4. mulberryadjective

    Of a dark purple colour tinted with red.

  5. Etymology: From morberige

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mulberry, Mulberry treenoun

    morus, Lat. The mulberry tree hath large, rough, roundish leaves; the male flowers, or katkins, which have a calyx consisting of four leaves, are sometimes produced upon separate trees, at other times at remote distances from the fruit on the same tree: the fruit is composed of several protuberances, to each of which adhere four small leaves; the seeds are roundish, growing singly in each protuberance; it is planted for the delicacy of the fruit. The white mulberry is commonly cultivated for its leaves to feed silkworms, in France and Italy, though the Persians always make use of the common black mulberry for that purpose. Philip Miller

    Etymology: morberig , Saxon;

    Morton, archbishop of Canterbury, was content to use mor upon a tun; and sometimes a mulberry tree, called morus in Latin, out of a tun. William Camden, Remains.

    The ripest mulberry,
    That will not hold the handling. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    A body black, round, with small grain like tubercles on the surface; not very unlike a mulberry. John Woodward, Fossils.


  1. Mulberry

    Morus, a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, consists of diverse species of deciduous trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate world regions. Generally, the genus has 64 identified species, three of which are well-known and are ostensibly named for the fruit color of the best-known cultivar: white, red, and black mulberry (Morus alba, M. rubra, and M. nigra, respectively), with numerous cultivars. M. alba is native to South Asia, but is widely distributed across Europe, Southern Africa, South America, and North America. M. alba is also the species most preferred by the silkworm, and is regarded as an invasive species in Brazil and the United States.The closely related genus Broussonetia is also commonly known as mulberry, notably the paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera).


  1. mulberry

    A mulberry is a type of deciduous tree or shrub belonging to the Morus genus, known for its edible fruits. These trees are native to warm regions of Asia, Africa and the Americas, and their fruit, also called mulberries, are small, sweet, and typically dark purple, black, red or white in color. They are widely used in pies, tarts, wines, and cordials and also have medicinal properties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mulberrynoun

    the berry or fruit of any tree of the genus Morus; also, the tree itself. See Morus

  2. Mulberrynoun

    a dark pure color, like the hue of a black mulberry

  3. Etymology: [OE. moolbery, murberie, AS. murberie, where the first part is fr. L. morum mulberry; cf. Gr. , . Cf. Murrey, Sycamore.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mulberry

    mul′ber-i, n. the tree the leaves of which form the food of the silkworm: the berry of this tree. [Mul- is A.S. mór- (as in A.S. mórbeám, a mulberry)—L. morus; Gr. mōron.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mulberry is ranked #36204 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mulberry surname appeared 619 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mulberry.

    80.9% or 501 total occurrences were White.
    14.8% or 92 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mulberry in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mulberry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Mulberry in a Sentence

  1. Chinese Proverb:

    With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

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