Definition of loganberry in English:

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loganberry

Pronunciation: /ˈlōɡənˌberē/

noun (plural loganberries)

1An edible dull-red soft fruit, considered to be a hybrid of a raspberry and an American dewberry.
Example sentences
  • You could also add raspberries, loganberries, blueberries, tayberries and blackberries.
  • Blackberries and raspberries are often crossed to give varieties such as the loganberry and tayberry.
  • When the currants start to burst and flood the pan with colour, tip in the loganberries or raspberries.
2The scrambling blackberrylike plant that bears the loganberry.
  • Rubus loganobaccus, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • Cut out all the old fruiting canes from raspberries, loganberries and blackberries and tie in the new shoots.
  • If loganberries and raspberries have not yet been cut down and the new canes tied in, do this now.
  • Bearing this in mind, garden blackberries - and indeed tayberries and loganberries - must be cut back annually for ease of picking and to keep growth within bounds.

Origin

Late 19th century: from the name of John H. Logan (1841–1928), American horticulturalist, + berry.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lo·gan·ber·ry

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