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1A small deciduous tree with broad leaves, native to East Asia and long cultivated elsewhere.
- ‘A year before he demolished Shakespeare's former Stratford home New Place in 1759, the Revd Francis Gastrell cut down a mulberry tree which had grown in its garden.’
- ‘Through the branches, and you reached an overgrown stone path that led to an ancient mulberry tree, falling in the shape of a weeping willow.’
- ‘In the year a.d.105, Cai Lun devised a way to make the bark of the mulberry tree into paper.’
- ‘Pyramus and Thisbe planned to meet under the mulberry tree, and that is where they died.’
- ‘Beyond the vegetable beds, visitors entered an enchanted forest where volunteers had cleared a path with machetes only weeks earlier, to reveal a surviving mulberry tree.’
- ‘It was Papu who found me unconscious after I fell from a mulberry tree and broke my pelvic bone.’
- ‘A magnificent mulberry tree planted 30 years ago by a previous owner - Angus McBean, the renowned theatre photographer - sits squarely in the middle of the long path leading from the house.’
- ‘‘Then it is settled,’ Taren proclaimed, ‘Tomorrow we meet by the mulberry bush!’’
- ‘And I have checked what must be a mulberry tree, there, across the road, and there are plenty of small sprigs on its branches - a sign that another freeze will not come.’
- ‘Yes, there is a mulberry tree not far from here growing up on that bank just over a ways.’
- ‘In summertime the Ferris hills were a-thrive with greenery; even now, when the sky was bleak, the vivid colours of the maple leaves and the mulberry bush seemed to radiate light.’
- ‘As we follow the level foot-trails that weave through the hamlets of the valley, Asghar Khan points out a 200-year old mulberry tree and, near another ancient fort, a gnarled, 500-year old walnut tree.’
- ‘Next to the clinic two Rufous Bush-robins scampered around in a mulberry bush.’
- ‘Put him in a house, and he'll chop down the biggest and oldest mulberry tree around.’
- ‘It was made from wood of the mulberry tree and it glowed a silver, pearly hue.’
- ‘They left the city to meet each other near a mulberry tree.’
- ‘There's still a tree there, but is it a mulberry tree?’
- ‘Abba Joseph had commanded the brother to eat some of the fruit of a nearby mulberry tree.’
- ‘The mulberry tree is of medium size and attractively untidy in appearance.’
- ‘Krishna Pandit did the same and was extremely happy when the snake guided him through the swampy and marshy land, until he reached the hollow trunk of a mulberry tree.’
- 1.1The dark red or white loganberry-like fruit of the mulberry.
- ‘Be prepared for a blast of mixed spice and mulberry fruit that pushes the fine tannins and ripe acidity firmly back to the swallow.’
- ‘Joy and love are intertwined, sweet as fresh mulberry wine.’
- ‘The fruit/berry seed category includes red mulberry, elderberry, and the large pit of an unidentified fruit.’
- ‘We then all sat down on a big red carpet under a shade tree, and the farmers passed around refreshments - a tray of white mulberries, and six glasses of shorombe, ‘the Afghan beer,’ as Mohibi called it.’
- ‘Earthy, spicy notes give way to a crunchy palate of light berry fruit with a final rustic finish of mulberry jam.’
- ‘In deepest seashells that she had gathered was there to be had of all delights, mulberries, the freshest of fruit like sweet wine from the vine.’
- ‘Ripe mulberry fruits, chocolate and a twist of spicy liquorice make this a satisfying wine.’
- ‘I set off for the day with a picnic of dried apricots, mulberries and nan bread.’
- ‘The deep red fruit of the mulberry is the everlasting memorial of these true lovers.’
- ‘The soft, mulberry fruits in Vina Morande give way to layers of fresh green peppercorns and vanilla spice.’
- ‘Morus nigra and M. alba, the black and white mulberries respectively, are fruits of Asian origin.’
- ‘Dessert was Suncrest peach galette with mulberry ice cream.’
2[mass noun] A dark red or purple colour.[as modifier] ‘a mulberry carpet’
- ‘The figures are painted in a mulberry red, sometimes with yellow or white highlights, and they're so intricately painted, a fine brush and a steady hand must have been a necessity.’
- ‘Our teeth shall be stained mulberry.’
- ‘Her mid-length brown hair was decorated with tiny braids and thick mulberry streaks, pinned back in a high ponytail.’
- ‘From autumn through winter berries are produced in a wide range of colours - purple, rose, mulberry, white - depending on the variety.’
- ‘The kitchen has mulberry painted walls and a fully fitted oak kitchen and beamed ceiling.’
- ‘Later technology allowed for ink shades of red, green, sepia, black, and mulberry.’
Old English mōrberie, from Latin morum + berry; related to Dutch moerbezie and German Maulbeere.
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