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1A trailing European bramble with soft prickles and edible fruit which has a dewy white bloom on the skin.
- ‘Common hosts are raspberries, blackberries, and dewberries.’
- ‘In this latter type, hairy goldenrod, early goldenrod, dewberry, alder buckthorn, blackberry, Canada mayflower, and poison ivy accounted for 60% of the herb stratum importance.’
- ‘Included in the brambles are raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, loganberries, bayberries, and the wineberry.’
- ‘The genus also includes the blackberry, cloudberry, dewberry, and salmonberry, and is part of the rose family.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Cane blight occasionally occurs on blackberries and dewberries.’
- 1.1North American Any of a number of trailing brambles.
- 1.2 The blue-black fruit of any of a number of trailing brambles.
- ‘In recent years, end-of-term present-giving has become a seriously competitive business: today's teachers can expect at the very least flowers, chocolates, wine and a year's supply of Body Shop dewberry bubble bath.’
- ‘Touch for Women is a rich fragrance blended from cassis, dewberry and rosehip that is guaranteed to have you hooked - well we know that it worked for Sophie Dahl.’
- ‘I could softly talk into the microphone and record the type of clouds billowing above, the look of the dew on the grass, the hawk gliding overhead, the ripe dewberries at my feet.’
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