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Definition of "raspberry" []

  • Any of various shrubby, usually prickly plants of the genus Rubus in the rose family, such as R. idaeus var. strigosus of eastern North America and R. idaeus of Europe, that bear edible fruit. (noun)
  • The aggregate fruit of any of these plants, consisting of many small, fleshy, usually red drupelets. (noun)
  • A moderate to dark or deep purplish red. (noun)
  • Slang A derisive or contemptuous sound made by vibrating the extended tongue and the lips while exhaling. (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 "raspberry" in a sentence
  • "The term raspberry is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry"."
  • "I contemplate buying a cattery (less bending than blueberries. though a raspberry is an awesome sounding alternative idea) on a regular basis, with a friend of mine who also has a stressful job and likes cats."
  • "My recently-watched personal pick for a flaming raspberry is The Core."