mulberry

Definitions

  • The Mulberry Bush music
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mulberry sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus
    • n mulberry any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry
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Additional illustrations & photos:

VI. WINTER TWIG OF RED MULBERRY VI. WINTER TWIG OF RED MULBERRY
Red Mulberry Red Mulberry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: D. H. Lawrence enjoyed taking off his clothes and climbing mulberry trees.
    • Mulberry A dark pure color, like the hue of a black mulberry.
    • Mulberry (Bot) The berry or fruit of any tree of the genus Morus; also, the tree itself. See Morus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mulberry The berrylike collective fruit of the mulberry-tree.
    • n mulberry Any tree of the genus Mortis. The black mulberry, M. nigra, native somewhere in western Asia, has been known in Europe from antiquity. It yields a pleasant dark-colored fruit, and its leaves were formerly in extensive use for feeding silkworms. The white mulberry, M. alba, introduced from China much later, has almost superseded the black in silkworm-culture. It has been to some extent introduced into the United States. The red mulberry, M. rubra, a native of the United States, is the largest species of the genus. Its wood, which is very durable in contact with the soil, is used for posts, and for cooperage, ship- and boat-building, etc. Its leaves are less valued for silk-production than those of the other species, but its fruit is excellent. The Mexican mulberry, extending into Texas, etc., is M. microphylla.
    • n mulberry One of several plants of other genera.
    • n mulberry In embryology, a mulberry-mass or mulberry-germ; a morula. See cut under gastrulation.
    • mulberry Relating to the mulberry (the tree or its fruit); having the shape or color of a mulberry (fruit).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mulberry mul′ber-i the tree the leaves of which form the food of the silkworm: the berry of this tree.
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. moolbery, murberie, AS. murberie, where the first part is fr. L. morum, mulberry; cf. Gr. , . Cf. Murrey Sycamore
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Mul- is A.S. mór- (as in A.S. mórbeám, a mulberry)—L. morus; Gr. mōron.

Usage

In literature:

Well-known examples of this are the fig and mulberry.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
He moved about, looking, and passed the wall of leafless lilacs and mulberries.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
The mulberry is much improv'd by stirring the mould at root, and letation.
"Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Evelyn
If we were to dine with Mrs. O'Fallon at Mulberry Hill, all hands must work hard.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
The fig and mulberry are so well known in America, that nothing need be said of them.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
This kind came originally from Persia, but is now, like the white mulberry, found in all civilised countries.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
We had got now into the district of mulberries, and we passed innumerable trees of them.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Little Abe was carried across Mulberry Street, sleeping soundly, and laid upon Rudie's cot.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Patience, it is said, changes the mulberry leaf to satin.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
At Steglitz, a southwest suburb, may be seen the mulberry plantation and the one silk manufactory of Berlin.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
Mulberries abound, and provide for a considerable manufacture of silk.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
At the further end of the garden was a wicket leading into a grove of mulberries.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Washington spent the first night among his men sleeping under a mulberry tree.
"George Washington" by Calista McCabe Courtenay
It was summer, for they excited the elephants with the blood of the grape and the mulberry.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
Mulberries are cultivated in large quantities.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
But that ain't the way they build down in Mulberry Bend.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
A mulberry-tree stood by it, and it lacked bars; and other trees veiled the spot.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
The mulberry-tree grows everywhere in the country, and silk is manufactured in greater or less quantities in every province.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
The body is usually made of sandalwood, cedar, or mulberry wood, or else of baked clay.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
But the results were otherwise unsatisfactory, for the mulberry money was not paid.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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In poetry:

Behold the simple sum of things,
Where, in one splendour spun,
The stars go round the Mulberry Bush,
The Burning Bush, the Sun.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The waves against the seashore
Rushing to the rocky coast, are the
Folded mulberry-cloth
Pillowed bed,
Where you will sleep for evermore.
"The waves against the seashore" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
Oh, my hazel-eyed mother,
I looked behind the mulberry bush
And saw you standing there.
You were all in white
With a star on your forehead.
"Oh, My Hazel-Eyed Mother" by Hilda Conkling
His neck was as brown as the brown earth is
When first the young brown plough-boys delve it,
And his lips were as red as mulberries
And his eyes were like the soft black velvet.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
OH, sweet was the eve when I came from the mill,
Adown the green windings of Mulberry hill:
My heart like a bird with his throat all in tune,
That sings in the beautiful bosom of June.
"Mulberry Hill" by Alice Cary
And in the dark shadows of Mulberry hill,
By the grass--covered road where I came from the mill,
And the rivulet shining and blue as the sea,
My Mary lies sleeping beneath the broad tree.
"Mulberry Hill" by Alice Cary

In news:

Kate Mara layered Mulberry's chic separates.
Mulberry , Christopher Kane and Burberry.
Mulberry , Center Street intersection to be closed.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office and other agencies conducted a coordinated and targeted enforcement operation in the East Mulberry Corridor in Fort Collins on Saturday night, August 4.
Emma Hill of Mulberry Q&A.
Downtown street work to close part of Mulberry all day Saturday.
Mulberry 's new S.F.
Mulberry opened its San Francisco store yesterday on Grant Avenue.
Mulberry Tree December 2, 2012.
Mulberry Tree November 25, 2012.
Mulberry Tree November 18, 2012.
Ripe mulberry and mulberries -in-waiting in tree (WBEZ/Louisa Chu).
Ripe mulberry with stem (WBEZ/Louisa Chu).
Now humble as the ripest mulberry .
Mulberry Pizza King, Pizza Eating Contest.
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