mulberry

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌlbəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmʌlˌbɛri, -bəri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mulber′ē, -bə rē)

Inflections of 'mulberry' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": mulberries

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mul•ber•ry /ˈmʌlˌbɛri, -bəri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ries. 
  1. Plant Biologya purplish berrylike fruit that can be eaten.
  2. Plant Biologya tree giving or growing this fruit.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mul•ber•ry  (mulber′ē, -bə rē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ries. 
  1. Plant Biologythe edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus.
  2. Plant Biologya tree of this genus, as M. rubra(red mulberry or  American mulberry) bearing dark-purple fruit, M. nigra(black mulberry) bearing dark-colored fruit, or M. alba(white mulberry) bearing nearly white fruit and having leaves used as food for silkworms. Cf.  mulberry family. 
  • Latin mōrum mulberry) + berie berry
  • Middle English mulberie, dissimilated variant of murberie, Old English mōrberie, equivalent. to mōr- ( 1225–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mulberry /ˈmʌlbərɪ -brɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. any moraceous tree of the temperate genus Morus, having edible blackberry-like fruit, such as M. alba (white mulberry), the leaves of which are used to feed silkworms
  2. the fruit of any of these trees
  3. any of several similar or related trees, such as the paper mulberry and Indian mulberry
  4. a dark purple colour
  5. (as adjective): a mulberry dress
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin mōrum, from Greek moron; related to Old English mōrberie; compare Dutch moerbezie, Old High German mūrberi
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