dewberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dewberry blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes
    • n dewberry any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dewberry (Bot) The fruit of certain species of bramble (Rubus); in England, the fruit of Rubus cæsius, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, that of Rubus canadensis and Rubus hispidus, species of low blackberries. "Feed him with apricots and dewberries ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dewberry In England, the popular name of the Rubus cæsius, a bramble which grows in woods, thickets, hedges, and the borders of fields; the fruit of this plant. The fruit is black, with a bluish dewy bloom, and of an agreeable acid taste.
    • n dewberry In the United States, the popular name of Rubus Canadensis, the low blackberry, a trailing plant which has a large sweet fruit; the fruit of this plant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dewberry a kind of bramble or blackberry having a bluish dew-like bloom on the fruit
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deáw; cf. Ice. dögg, Ger. thau, dew.

Usage

In literature:

This blooming young person was regaling on dewberries.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
Company A was in an open ground covered with, dewberry vines, and the berries were ripe.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
One of the best things for this purpose is the cultivation of cane fruits as blackberries, raspberries and dewberries.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
The woodchuck spilled himself from under me, slid short about, and tumbled off for home by way of the dewberry-patch.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
We've a nice lot of late dewberries just in from over on Paradise Ridge.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
I hoes a little cotton, picks plums and blackberries but dewberries 'bout played out.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
The sweet odor of grapevine, blackberry and dewberry blossoms filled the air.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
They walked about a little and bought some ripe, luscious dewberries and fruit.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Dewberry, skuel-nu-whelsh Rose bush, kuel-kel.
"Alphabetical Vocabularies of the Clallum and Lummi" by George Gibbs
It was made of dewberries, sweetened with honey.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
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In news:

The year was 1995 and Jacob Dewberry had just entered his junior year at Metro Christian High School.
Dewberry has promoted Mark Heinrich, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Brian M Tanner, PE, CEM, CxA, LEED AP BD+C to senior associate in its Fairfax, Va. Dewberry promotes two to senior associate.
Mark Heinrich, PE, LEED AP BD+C, based in Dewberry 's Fairfax office, has been promoted to senior associate.
Max's Weekend Update: Hospital Tours, Dewberry Farm, Wild Things, and More.
It's a stroke of good luck for millions of fans of One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry as Donna debuts a brand new show this January featuring her other favorite pastime—sewing.
TOLK now called Dewberry .
Dewberry , Crumel lead E. Other Local Sports.
Goodbye to WISH-TV's Deanna Dewberry .
This includes the area of Hemlock Drive and Hemlock Court from Woodside Plantation Drive to Dewberry Lane.
NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. William Donald "Doobie" Britt , 46, of 440 Dewberry Road, North Tazewell, Va.
Deanna Dewberry, who recently joined NBC 5, will be the station's new consumer/ investigative reporter and will anchor the 6:30 pm weeknight newscast on digital channel 5.2.
Bryson Adrian Dewberry was shot in the jaw two years ago by Chang Ho Yi, the owner of Austin Bluffs Plaza Liquor .
Bryson Adrian Dewberry was shot in the jaw two years ago by Chang Ho Yi, the owner of Austin Bluffs Plaza Liquor.
From left, Jacqueline-Dewberry and Joanne Crittenden have some questions for Chris Foley.
DAVIDSON – Angie Boyer Dewberry will begin as Davidson College Registrar July 1, 2012.
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