One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An edible soft fruit related to the blackberry, consisting of a cluster of black drupelets.
- ‘Starting in mid-June the black raspberries are ready, followed by blackberries in early July and red and gold raspberries in early August.’
- ‘The study was an extension of earlier research in which freeze-dried strawberries and black raspberries prevented esophageal cancer in rodents by 50-70 percent.’
- ‘There is a preference for red raspberries over black raspberries; however, they will feed on either.’
- ‘Results of a study of lab rats published in Time shows that eating two cups of black raspberries daily may ward off esophageal cancer.’
- ‘An example is the black raspberry, which has the highest anthocyanin level of any temperate fruit.’
2The prickly arching shrub of the rose family that bears this fruit.
- ‘The disease is common and can be quite severe in the southern portions of the Midwest on erect and trailing blackberries and black raspberries.’
- ‘I would like to know about raising black raspberries, including sprays, diseases, care, how to keep birds out.’
- ‘Therefore, you do not want aphids to be blown from your red raspberries to your more susceptible black raspberries.’
- ‘One of the most common and widespread diseases of brambles in the United States, anthracnose can infect both red and black raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, and loganberries.’
- ‘The erect blackberry should be handled similarly to the black raspberry.’
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