• Rubus Deliciosus, James
    Rubus Deliciosus, James
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rubus large genus of brambles bearing berries
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Rubus Laciniatus, Willd Rubus Laciniatus, Willd
Rubus Nutkanus, Moc Rubus Nutkanus, Moc

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rubus (Bot) A genus of rosaceous plants, including the raspberry and blackberry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Rubus A genus of rosaceous plants, constituting the tribe Rubeæ. It has flowers with a broad flattened five-lobed calyx, five petals, numerous subterminal filiform styles, and a fleshy fruit (a drupetum) consisting of small drupes on a common receptacle. Nearly 800 species have been described, of which about 100 may be admitted as valid. They are most abundant in Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, are moderately numerous in North America and the West Indies, and occur in nearly all other regions, but less commonly in southern tropical Africa, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands. About 10 species are found in the eastern United States, 5 in California, and 6 in Alaska. They are commonly prickly shrubs, sometimes creeping herbs, either with or without hairs, sometimes glandular, woolly or hoary. Their leaves are scattered and alternate, sometimes simple and either undivided or lobed, generally compound, with five or three leafiets. The flowers are white, pink, or purplish, usually disposed in terminal or axillary corymbs or panicles. A section in which the drupelets fall from the receptacle at maturity, together or separately, is represented by the raspberry; a second, in which they remain attached, comprises the blackberries. Various species produce the well-known fruits of these names: the roots of R. Canadensis and R. villosus afford a useful tonic astringent; some are ornamental plants. See raspberry, blackberry, blackcap, 4, bramble, cloudberry (with cut), roebuck-berry, and dewberry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rubus rōō′bus a genus of rosaceous plants including the raspberry, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a bramble-bush.


In literature:

Here, wonderful to behold, are a few green stems of prickly rubus, and a tiny grass.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
Rubus, the N. American species, with one exception, are very clearly marked indeed.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Rubus, N. American species.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
This is the commonest and the most beautiful of the whole blessed, flowery, fruity Rubus genus.
"The Yosemite" by John Muir
Comarum palustre L. Rubus arcticus L. Solidago multiradiata.
"The Long Labrador Trail" by Dillon Wallace
Then Desmodium vestilum, Artemisia minor, Conyza laculia, Rubus deltifolius, Labiata Sudyensis, Acanth.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Rubus saxatilis, and most of the other species of Rubi .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
RUBUS humilis flore purpureo.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4" by William Curtis
BRAMBLE (Rubus fruticosus, 1.).
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Finally, I may mention the Rubuses with white stems.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
The differences in the species of brambles (Rubus) are equally great.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel

In news:

Theresa Rubus , 89, Hastings, died Monday.
Theresa Polenik, Dorothy Long, Ann Fisanick, Betty Miller and Irene Rubus .
This swallowtail butterfly used the large maple-shaped leaves of thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) as a landing pad.
Because blackberries and raspberries belong to the same genus, Rubus, the plants and fruits are easily confused.