From Middle English blakberie, blakeberie (“brambleberry”), from Old English blacu berġe, blæcberġe (attested in plural blaca berġan, equivalent to black + berry.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈblækbəɹi/, /ˈblækbɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈblækbeɹi/
blackberry (plural blackberries)
- A fruit-bearing shrub of the species Rubus fruticosus and some hybrids.