raspberry

A raspberry is a prickly shrub-like plant that grows small, sweet, red fruit also called raspberries.

Look closely at a raspberry and you'll see it's made up of many tiny connected globes. Raspberries are a popular flavor in jam, pie, syrup, and many other delicious products. While they're often red, you can also find black raspberries and even pale, golden-colored raspberries. If someone gives you a raspberry, it doesn't necessarily mean a tiny piece of fruit — they may be making a rude sound in your direction, also known as a raspberry.

Definitions of raspberry
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: raspberry bush
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    red raspberry
    any of several raspberries bearing red fruit
    Rubus occidentalis, black raspberry, blackcap, blackcap raspberry, thimbleberry
    raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
    Rubus spectabilis, salmonberry
    large erect red-flowered raspberry of western North America having large pinkish-orange berries
    Rubus parviflorus, salmon berry, salmonberry, thimbleberry
    white-flowered raspberry of western North America and northern Mexico with thimble-shaped orange berries
    Rubus chamaemorus, bakeapple, baked-apple berry, cloudberry, dwarf mulberry, salmonberry
    creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries
    Rubus odoratus, flowering raspberry, purple-flowering raspberry, thimbleberry
    shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit
    Rubus phoenicolasius, wineberry
    raspberry of China and Japan having pale pink flowers grown for ornament and for the small red acid fruits
    European raspberry, Rubus idaeus, framboise, wild raspberry
    the common European raspberry; fruit red or orange
    American raspberry, Rubus idaeus strigosus, Rubus strigosus
    red raspberry of North America
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    bramble bush
    any prickly shrub of the genus Rubus bearing edible aggregate fruits
  2. noun
    red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
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    berry
    any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
    drupelet
    a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe
  3. noun
    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    synonyms: Bronx cheer, bird, boo, hiss, hoot, razz, razzing, snort
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    call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
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