Definition of loganberry in US English:



  • 1An edible dull-red soft fruit, considered to be a hybrid of a raspberry and an American dewberry.

    • ‘This recipe also works well with most all cane berries, such as blackberries, marionberries and loganberries.’
    • ‘Blackberries and raspberries are often crossed to give varieties such as the loganberry and tayberry.’
    • ‘When the currants start to burst and flood the pan with colour, tip in the loganberries or raspberries.’
    • ‘Put a few dark berries, such as blackberries or loganberries, into a serving bowl.’
    • ‘You could also add raspberries, loganberries, blueberries, tayberries and blackberries.’
    • ‘It started with regular chips my mum would make for dinner, then progressed to the loganberries on the tree in our backyard, and then to the little berries around the garden that were horribly bitter.’
  • 2The scrambling plant that bears the loganberry.

    Rubus loganobaccus, family Rosaceae

    • ‘If loganberries and raspberries have not yet been cut down and the new canes tied in, do this now.’
    • ‘Cut out all the old fruiting canes from raspberries, loganberries and blackberries and tie in the new shoots.’
    • ‘In July and August all local eyes are on the loganberry.’
    • ‘Bearing this in mind, garden blackberries - and indeed tayberries and loganberries - must be cut back annually for ease of picking and to keep growth within bounds.’


Late 19th century: from the name of John H. Logan (1841–1928), American horticulturalist, + berry.