raspberry

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɑːzbəri/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈræzˌbɛri, -bəri/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(razber′ē, -bə rē, räz-)


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

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rasp•ber•ry /ˈræzˌbɛri, -bəri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ries. 
  1. Plant Biologythe fruit of a shrub of the rose family, made up of small and juicy red, black, or pale yellow berries.
  2. Plant Biologya shrub bearing this fruit.
  3. a reddish purple color, similar to the color of many raspberries.
  4. Informal Termsa loud spluttering noise made by blowing out air with the lips and tongue, used to express contempt or displeasure.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rasp•ber•ry  (razber′ē, -bə rē, räz-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ries. 
  1. Plant Biologythe fruit of any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family, consisting of small and juicy red, black, or pale yellow drupelets forming a detachable cap about a convex receptacle.
  2. Plant Biologyany shrub bearing this fruit.
  3. a dark reddish-purple color.
  4. Informal Terms
    • See  Bronx cheer. 
    • any sign or expression of dislike or derision.
  • ?) + berry; (def. 4) by shortening of raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart
  • earlier rasp(is) raspberry ( 1615–25

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
raspberry /ˈrɑːzbərɪ -brɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. any of the prickly shrubs of the rosaceous genus Rubus, such as R. strigosus of E North America and R. idaeus of Europe, that have pinkish-white flowers and typically red berry-like fruits (drupelets)
    See also bramble
  2. the fruit of any such plant
  3. (as modifier): raspberry jelly
  4. a dark purplish-red colour
  5. (as adjective): a raspberry dress
  6. a spluttering noise made with the tongue and lips to express contempt (esp in the phrase blow a raspberry)
Etymology: 17th Century: from earlier raspis raspberry, of unknown origin + berry: C19 in sense 5, from rhyming slang raspberry tart fart
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