• WordNet 3.6
    • n bramble any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The blackberry bush is also called the "bramble."
    • Bramble (Bot) Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub. "The thorny brambles , and embracing bushes."
    • Bramble (Zoöl) The brambling or bramble finch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bramble A name common to plants of the genus Rubus, especially and usually in England the common blackberry, R. fruticosus; occasionally (from these plants being armed with prickles), any rough prickly shrub, as the dogrose, Rosa canina.
    • bramble To pick brambles or blackberries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bramble bram′bl a wild prickly shrub bearing blackberries, a blackberry bush: any rough prickly shrub
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. brembil, AS. brēmel, brēmbel, brǣmbel,akin to OHG. brāmal,), fr. the same root as E. broom, As. brōm,. See Broom
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brémel; Dut. braam, Ger. brom-beere.


In literature:

There should, if possible, be rocks, old timber, moss, and brambles.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
On the left-hand side a little path led into the wood; it was overgrown with brambles, and looked as if it were now disused.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
In the mountains the native wild brambles give blackberries of large size and excellent flavour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The whole subject is full of thorns and brambles, but our object is the autonomy and self-government of Ireland in all matters properly Irish.
"Standard Selections" by Various
Presently I came to a kind of open moor, covered with bracken, bramble, and brilliant patches of heath.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The leaves of the olive-trees rustled and the brambles and the grasses swayed.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
How he tore out of the brambly woods!
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Over them the brambles arched, their leaves growing in fives, and each leaf prickly.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
It was a tiny fragment of khaki, caught on one of the bramble bushes.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Go down de hill to de souf fifteen feet, and you'uns'll find a thicket full of brambles, bushes, and leaves.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick

In poetry:

The briars drag me at the knee,
The brambles go within,
And often do I feel him turn,
The old man in my skin.
"Garadh" by Padraic Colum
And like the man of Our Town
Who was so wondrous wise,
He jumped into a bramble bush
And scratched out both his eyes.
"Bramble Bush" by Edith Mirick
Clouds that darken harebell shades
Into deepest amethyst;
Fruited brambles, forest glades
Dumb with moss and dim with mist.
"In Autumn Meadows" by David Gow
Hast thou, in seeking wealth or fame,
A crown of brambles won?
O'er all the earth 'tis just the same
With every mother's son!
"The Whip-Poor-Will." by George Pope Morris
Then o'er the cedared way that leads,
Through burr and bramble-thickets,
Unto a burial-ground of weeds
Fenced in with broken pickets.
"The Creek" by Madison Julius Cawein
The brambles clung in graceful bands,
Chequering the old gray stone
With shining leaflets, whose bright face
In autumn's tinting shone.
"Trehill Well" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

Floyd Central graduate Kyle Bramble is currently a freshman running back for the Dartmouth College football team.
Bramble developing, waiting for his turn at Dartmouth.
An old-timey pub experience at Boulder's new Bramble and Hare.
Traveling Alone arrives exactly a decade after Bramble Rose, the 2002 major-label debut from Tift Merritt.
It's now been a decade since Merritt burst on the roots-music scene with her solo debut, Bramble Rose.
Don McWhirter, with the Issaquah Valley Trolley Project, lops overgrown brambles at the railroad track beside the Darigold plant so the trolley could be moved March 12 onto a tractor-trailer for the trip to Iowa for restoration.
Bramble developing, waiting for his turn at Dartmouth .
Bramble and Hare — the name evokes an English countryside pub, perhaps a spot in the Cotswolds.
Round midnight, tuck into Bramble & Hare 's house-made charcuterie and a savory grilled cheese sandwich made with rich Les Frère's cheese.
It's possible — even with the service hiccups — Bramble and Hare 's considerable strengths make it nearly irresistible.
Though Bramble and Hare is attached to its older sister, Black Cat Bistro, they're not the same place.
Black Cat Bistro owner Eric Skokan christened his second Boulder eatery this week with the opening of Bramble & Hare .
As Senator Bramble puts is.
It's time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.
Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.

In science:

Therefore, due to Bramble-Hilbert lemma [12, Theorem 4.1.3], there exists some ˆC such that for all ˆψ ∈ W 1,∞( ˆK ), | ˆE ( ˆψ ˆw)| ≤ ˆC k ˆE (· ˆw)kL(W 1,∞ ( ˆK )) | ˆψ |W 1,∞ ( ˆK ) ≤ ˆC k ˆwkL2 ( ˆK ) | ˆψ |W 1,∞ ( ˆK ) .
Corrector Analysis of a Heterogeneous Multi-scale Scheme for Elliptic Equations with Random Potential
We will need the concept of a bramble which certifies when a gra ph has large treewidth.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
The order of a bramble B , denoted ord (B), is the minimum size of a cover of the bramble.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
The next theorem of Seymour and Thomas shows the relationship between the size of a bramble and the treewidth of a graph.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
We conclude that the set {(Ri − W) ∪ Ci : 2 ≤ i ≤ 2w(k) + 2} is a bramble.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable