The fruit of several species of bramble (Rubus); also, the plant itself. Rubus fruticosus is the blackberry of England; R. Villosus and R. Canadensis are the high blackberry and low blackberry of the United States. There are also other kinds.

Origin: OE. Blakberye, AS. Blaecerie; blaec black + berie berry.

(01 Mar 1998)

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