- 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
- the fruit of any of these trees
- any of several similar or related trees, such as the paper mulberry and Indian mulberry
- a dark purple colour
- (as adjective): a mulberry dress
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mul•ber•ry /ˈmʌlˌbɛri, -bəri/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -ries.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Plant Biologya purplish berrylike fruit that can be eaten.
- Plant Biologya tree giving or growing this fruit.
mul•ber•ry (mul′ber′ē, -bə rē),USA pronunciation n., pl. -ries.
- Plant Biologythe edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus.
- 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
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-brɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
'mulberry' also found in these entries:
American mulberry - French mulberry - Indian mulberry - Osage orange - al - banyan - black mulberry - breadfruit - breadnut - contrayerva - ficus - fig - fruit - fustic - jackfruit - moraceous - morula - mulberry family - murrey - paper mulberry - ramon - red mulberry - rubber plant - silkworm - sorosis - sycamine - sycamore - tapa - trumpet-tree - upas - weeping fig - white mulberry