• WordNet 3.6
    • n raspberry a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    • n raspberry red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
    • n raspberry woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Strawberries, raspberries, and cherries are not actually berries.
    • n Raspberry (Bot) The thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idæus and other similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white raspberry .☞ Technically, raspberries are those brambles in which the fruit separates readily from the core or receptacle, in this differing from the blackberries, in which the fruit is firmly attached to the receptacle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raspberry The fruit of several plants of the genus Rubus, consisting of many small juicy grains or drupes, which, unlike those of the blackberry, separate from the convex receptacle together when ripe, thus giving the fruit the shape of a thimble. Besides its extensive use us a dessert fruit, the raspberry is used for jellies and jam, and its juice for flavoring, for cooling drinks, and in wines and brandies.
    • n raspberry The plant that produces this berry. The common garden raspberry, the first of the name, is Rubus Idæus, a native of Europe and Asiatic Russia—a shrub with perennial creeping rootstock, nearly erect, prickly, biennial stems, and a red pleasant fruit. It was cultivated by the Ramans in the fourth century, and is the source of the best raspberries, affording many varieties, some of them yellow-fruited. The wild red raspberry, R. strigosus, of North America, is a very similar plant, but not quite so tall, the leaves being thinner, and the fruit not so firm, large, or well-flavored. It is common northward, especially on newly cleared grounds, and its fruit is much gathered; while under cultivation it has yielded several good varieties. The black raspberry, thimbleberry, or blackcap is the American R. occidentalis, a shrub with long recurved biennial stems, rooting at the tips, and a black fruit. It is very productive with little care, and affords good garden varieties.
    • n raspberry In Tasmania, a native species, Rubus Gunnianus, peculiar to the country.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raspberry raz′ber-i the fruit of several plants of genus Rubus, the plant producing it—also Rasp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From E. rasp, in allusion to the apparent roughness of the fruit


In literature:

As we were coming back, I saw some one drop down behind the raspberry bushes.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
It often is drunk mixed with raspberry juice.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
Cherries are injured very much and the raspberries also.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
We only had strawberry and raspberry and plum and grape and apple butter in Mifflin.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
In the winter, they jumped into fleecy snowdrifts and rolled until their little bronze bodies took on a red-raspberry tint.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
I remember picking raspberries, blackberries and wild strawberries in quantities.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The scent of the raspberries spread around it deliciously.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
There is a woman out here that has got some raspberries, in little paper baskets.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
Raspberry leaves for tea, 158, 165.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
In the spring of 1945 we planted an acre of asparagus and one of raspberries.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association

In poetry:

In the feathergrass steppe
Sources lie buried,
The thirsty sun knows
Life isn't raspberries.
"Artesian Well" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
Odours that rise
When the spade wounds the root of tree,
Rose, currant, raspberry, or goutweed,
Rhubarb or celery;
"Digging 2" by Edward Thomas
The currant-bushes' spicy smell,
Homely and honest, likes me well,
The while on strawberries I feast,
And raspberries the sun hath kissed.
"The Choice" by Katharine Tynan
He'd bring oranges out of his nostrils
And present them as souvenirs
He'd bring flowers and plants from out of his pants
And raspberries out of his ears.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
In a picture called ‘Angels from Heaven’
As a girl flyer Sally showed pluck
‘Till she fell with a crush in a raspberry bush
So the lads blew her out one for luck
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.
"Ghost House" by Robert Frost

In news:

2010 Silk Hope Vidal Blanc with Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese Salad and Raspberry Dressing.
Amy and Trevor baked jasmine and raspberry cupcakes with a honey cream cheese frosting.
Raspberries on Sale at Dominick 's.
Through Wednesday, raspberries and blackberries are on sale for $2 per 6 oz.
Cinnamon Honey Doughnuts with Raspberry Jam.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn JournalHeather Pier, left, owner of The Wild Raspberry in Newcastle, serves a cup of berry tea to Newcastle resident Kathryn McRoberts Wednesday at the new eatery located just off Interstate 80.
White Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling .
French Toast Strata with Raspberries.
Pomegrante frozen yogurt waffle cone with raspberries and other toppings from YoWay Yogurt.
To add even more flavor, throw in a handful of fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries before baking.
Add butter to raspberry jam that is used as a glaze you spread on the leg while it's on the grill .
4 cups frozen mixed fruit (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries).
Fresh or Frozen Red Raspberries 4 or 5 Tea Bags 5c.
Spicy raspberry enlightenment meatballs are a fine appetizer.
You can substitute sliced fresh strawberries for the raspberries, if you prefer.

In science:

In framboids, named after their framboise/raspberry-like patterns, nucleation of clusters is followed by growth of individual nuclei into microcrystals.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
And in magnetically accreted greigite framboids (Wilkin and Barnes 1997) too, a similar interplay of conflicting forces, leads to raspberry-like phyllotactic patterns.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life