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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Raspberry \Rasp"ber*ry\ (r[a^]z"b[e^]r*r[y^]; 277), n. [From E.
rasp, in allusion to the apparent roughness of the fruit.]
(a) The thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idaeus and other
similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white
(b) The shrub bearing this fruit.
Note: Technically, raspberries are those brambles in which
the fruit separates readily from the core or
receptacle, in this differing from the blackberries, in
which the fruit is firmly attached to the receptacle.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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 [syn:
raspberry, raspberry bush]
2: red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than
the related blackberries
3: a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn:
boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing,
razz, snort, bird]
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