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bramble

Syllabification: bram·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈbrambəl
 
/

Definition of bramble in English:

noun

A prickly scrambling vine or shrub, especially a blackberry or other wild shrub of the rose family.
Example sentences
  • Gone were the blossoms of blackthorns, brambles, sweet roses, violets, and pungent garlics.
  • Shrouded in bracken and blackberry brambles is a bush dangling dozens of berries like Christmas tree ornaments.
  • And at the other end is a garden all in brambles and briar rose.

Origin

Old English bræmbel, brǣmel, of Germanic origin; related to broom.

Derivatives

brambly

1
Pronunciation: /-b(ə)lē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Pointer-type breeds were partially docked for motility; some spaniels because brambly debris was too difficult to clean from the plumey fur.
  • In the end, though, it is attention to detail that keeps this good book from being great, that keeps it down among the brambly shadows of the scrub and canyons.
  • Eve's relationship with this man, her superior, is brambly and intriguing; she is unable to work him out.

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