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mulberry

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌlb(ə)ri
 
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Definition of mulberry in English:

noun (plural mulberries)

1 (also mulberry tree or bush) A small deciduous tree with broad leaves, native to East Asia and long cultivated elsewhere.
Example sentences
  • In summertime the Ferris hills were a-thrive with greenery; even now, when the sky was bleak, the vivid colours of the maple leaves and the mulberry bush seemed to radiate light.
  • Through the branches, and you reached an overgrown stone path that led to an ancient mulberry tree, falling in the shape of a weeping willow.
  • There's still a tree there, but is it a mulberry tree?
1.1The dark red or white loganberry-like fruit of the mulberry.
Example sentences
  • Morus nigra and M. alba, the black and white mulberries respectively, are fruits of Asian origin.
  • The deep red fruit of the mulberry is the everlasting memorial of these true lovers.
  • We then all sat down on a big red carpet under a shade tree, and the farmers passed around refreshments - a tray of white mulberries, and six glasses of shorombe, ‘the Afghan beer,’ as Mohibi called it.
2 [mass noun] A dark red or purple colour: [as modifier]: a mulberry carpet
More example sentences
  • From autumn through winter berries are produced in a wide range of colours - purple, rose, mulberry, white - depending on the variety.
  • Her mid-length brown hair was decorated with tiny braids and thick mulberry streaks, pinned back in a high ponytail.
  • Our teeth shall be stained mulberry.

Origin

Old English mōrberie, from Latin morum + berry; related to Dutch moerbezie and German Maulbeere.

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