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Definition of "mulberry" []

  • Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Morus, having unisexual flowers in drooping catkins and edible multiple fruit. (noun)
  • The sweet fruit of any of these trees. (noun)
  • Any of several similar or related trees. (noun)
  • A grayish to dark purple. Also called murrey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mulberry" in a sentence
  • "The name mulberry is used for Moms alba L. an exotic plant in the same family introduced from Asia and now widely planted in homesteads and in cropland"
  • "The cultivation of the mulberry is becoming more extended, and encroachment is annually made on the thick forest for the purpose of planting that tree."
  • "Where the mulberry is grown purposely for silk-worms, the trees are cut down to the ground every year to make them send up strong vigorous shoots."