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ˈbræm bəlbram·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bramblenoun

    any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines


  1. bramblenoun

    Common blackberry.

    Etymology: brambesi. Cognates include German Brombeere and French framboise.

  2. bramblenoun

    Any of several closely related thorny plants in the genus Rubus, including blackberry and raspberry.

    Etymology: brambesi. Cognates include German Brombeere and French framboise.

  3. bramblenoun

    Any thorny shrub.

    Etymology: brambesi. Cognates include German Brombeere and French framboise.

  4. bramblenoun

    A cocktail of gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur.

    Etymology: brambesi. Cognates include German Brombeere and French framboise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bramblenoun

    any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub

  2. Bramblenoun

    the brambling or bramble finch


  1. Bramble

    Bramble in the British Isles is any rough, tangled prickly shrub, specifically the blackberry bush, or any hybrid of similar appearance, with thorny stems. It may also refer to the blackberry fruit or products of its fruit. The shrub grows abundantly in all parts of the British Isles, and harvesting the fruits in late summer and autumn is a favourite pastime. It can also become a nuisance in gardens, sending down its strong suckering roots amongst hedges and shrubs. In the United States the term "bramble" also refers to other members of the Rubus genus, which may or may not have prickly stems - notably the raspberry or its hybrids. The word comes from Germanic *bram-bezi, whence also German Brombeere, Dutch Braam and French framboise. Bramble bushes have a distinctive growth form. They send up long, arching canes that do not flower or set fruit until the second year of growth. Brambles usually have trifoliate or palmately-compound leaves. Bramble fruits are aggregate fruits. Each small unit is called a drupelet. In some, such as blackberry, the flower receptacle is elongate and part of the ripe fruit, making the blackberry an aggregate-accessory fruit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bramble

    bram′bl, n. a wild prickly shrub bearing blackberries, a blackberry bush: any rough prickly shrub.—ns. Bram′ble-berr′y, Bram′ble-bush, a collection of brambles growing together; Bram′ble-finch, Bram′bling, a bird nearly allied to the chaffinch.—adj. Bram′bly. [A.S. brémel; Dut. braam, Ger. brom-beere.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bramble in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bramble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    ON ANGER: "It is the base and vile bramble, the fruit of the earth's curse, that tears and rends what is next to it." Thomas Adams

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