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bramble,

name for plants of the genus Rubus [Lat.,=red, for the color of the juice]. This complex genus of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family), with representatives in many parts of the world, includes the blackberries, raspberries, loganberries, boysenberries, and dewberries. The plants are typically shrubs with prickly stems (called "canes") and edible fruits that botanically are not berries but aggregates of drupelets (see fruitfruit,
matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo plantlet begins to form, the surrounding ovule (see pistil) develops into a seed and the ovary wall (pericarp) around the
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). The underground parts of brambles are perennial and the canes biennial; only second-year canes bear flowers and fruits. Innumerable horticultural varieties have been bred. The native American black raspberry, or blackcap (R. occidentalis), and red raspberry (R. strigosus) as well as the European red raspberry (R. idaeus) are all cultivated in North America, chiefly in the Northeast. Numerous blackberry species and varieties are cultivated in many regions, particularly in the south central states. Closely resembling the blackberries, except for a more trailing or prostrate habit and a larger fruit, are the dewberries; the most common North American species (R. procumbens) is sometimes called running blackberry. The loganberries and boysenberries, with tart purplish fruits, are thought to be strains of either a variety of the Pacific dewberry (R. ursinus) or a hybrid between it and the red raspberry; the original plant appeared in the California orchard of Judge J. H. Logan in 1881. Bramble berries were eaten by the Native Americans. Berries are grown commercially in Europe and North America for sale as fresh, canned, and frozen fruit and for use in numerous types of preserves and fruit-flavored beverages and liqueurs. In England the name bramble is applied chiefly to the common wild blackberry. Other thorny shrubs are sometimes also called brambles. Brambles are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

bramble

[′bram·bəl]
(botany)
A plant of the genus Rubus.
A rough, prickly vine or shrub.

bramble

1. any of various prickly herbaceous plants or shrubs of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp the blackberry
2. Scot
a. a blackberry
b. (as modifier): #5bramble jelly
3. any of several similar and related shrubs
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In order to improve the circumstances at present, territorial projects started to determine the most suitable cultivar that includes the maximum fruit specifications for each region, was an invaluable step in raspberry and blackberry cultivation as well as in the cultivation of other bramble fruits (Onur et al.
Insects are not usually as destructive to raspberries and other bramble fruits as are diseases.
It''s a rich, round red wine that''s full of bramble fruit flavours.
A stunning, great value, example, is Clos La Coutale 2005, with wonderfully pure bramble fruit and velvet tannins (pounds 5.
Enjoy in particular its smoky mulberry and bramble fruit - with herbal, liquorice and black pepper touches in support.
On the palate the rich dark cherry and bramble fruit has great balance, mingling the expressive tannins with the vanilla and spice from the time in predominantly new American oak barrels.
A blend of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it shows scented black cherry and bramble fruit with a hint of liquorice, real finesse despite 14.
In a comparison of two terroir Zinfandels, the first, Lytton Springs 2004, had mineral and menthol bramble fruit, and the second a Geyserville 2003, was fuller with more pronounced oak.
For instance, this medium-bodied version with limited tannin has an attractive chocolatebased depth of flavour and neat savoury edge to supplement its lively loganberry and bramble fruit.
An Aussie shiraz with a drop of viognier that had the lovely aromas of bramble fruit and a touch of spice.
Both wines have a deliciously pure, but spicy mix of black cherry and bramble fruit, with silky tannins, and in the case of Siglos, a little more bite.
The white Viognier just gives the blend an extra lift to create an ideal summer red, tasting of juicy bramble fruit.