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name for several species of thorny plants of the genus Rubus 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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name for plants of the genus Rubus [Lat.,=red, for the color of the juice]. This complex genus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), with representatives in many parts of the world, includes the blackberries, raspberries, loganberries, boysenberries, and
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The best known berries in the world, basically black raspberries. Look like mulberries, but grow on a vine. Called “Brambles” in U.K. Entire plant is useable, including roots. Young shoots coming out of ground in spring are great raw in salads. Leaf and root tea used for general health, digestive issues, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, sore throat, gum disease, mouthwash. cystitis, gout. Super high in antioxidants and vitamins. Seeds have Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Blackberry leaves contain a newly discovered anti-aging anti-wrinkle wonder stuff that fights MMPs,-enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, making our skin loose and saggy and wrinkly. Blackberry leaf extract also has elastin boosting properties. Berries mold very quickly, especially when wet. White 5 petal flowers. Most plants have thorns, even each leaf has one. Best to use leaves only when dried. Root is most astringent part.



the subgenus Eubatus of the genus Rubus (raspberry, dewberry) of the family Rosaceae. The plants are shrubs with perennial rhizomes and biennial aboveground shoots that are usually covered with thorns. The flowers are bisexual, usually white in color, less frequently pink, and are gathered in racemose inflorescences. The fruits are aggregate juicy stonefruits, black or black-red in color, with a gray bloom in many species; the fruits do not separate from the soft receptacle.

There are more than 200 known species of blackberries distributed in North America and Eurasia. In the USSR there are 42 species, mainly in the Caucasus; there are fewer species in the southern Ukraine and Middle Asia. Many species that grow wild are suitable for cultivation because of their large tasty fruits. These species include R. caucasicus, R. sanguineus, R. dolichocarpus, and the dewberry (R. caesius). The fruits contain 4–8 percent sugars and 0.8–1.4 percent acids, vitamin C, and carotene (provitamin A). They are used fresh or dried, or in the form of preserves and jam. Blackberries are grown mainly in America and Europe; in the USSR they are cultivated mainly by amateur gardeners in the southern parts of the country and in the central fruit-growing region. Approximately 300 varieties of cultivated blackberries are known. They are divided into two groups according to the way they grow: blackberries proper, with erect stems, and cut-leaved blackberries, with trailing stems. The cut-leaved varieties are propagated predominantly by terminal stem buds; blackberries proper are propagated by root shoots. A mature plantation yields 5–7 tons per hectare. Blackberries are economically productive for 12–15 years.



Any of the upright or trailing shrubs of the genus Rubus in the order Rosales; an edible berry is produced by the plant.


1. any of several woody plants of the rosaceous genus Rubus, esp R. fruticosus, that have thorny stems and black or purple glossy edible berry-like fruits (drupelets)
a. the fruit of any of these plants
b. (as modifier): #5blackberry jam
3. blackberry lily an ornamental Chinese iridaceous plant, Belamcanda chinensis, that has red-spotted orange flowers and clusters of black seeds that resemble blackberries


A family of smartphones from BlackBerry, Waterloo, Ontario (, formerly Research In Motion (RIM). Starting in 2015, the company switched from its proprietary OS to Android and is expected to move forward with the Android line.

BlackBerry's Email Pioneered the Smartphone
In 1999, the text-only BlackBerry was the first mobile device that synchronized with the Microsoft Exchange corporate mail server. In 2002, GSM voice and GPRS data were added in the model 5810, making it the first BlackBerry smartphone. Two years later, a million people were using them, and in 2009, with many users on their second, third and fourth models, the 50 millionth BlackBerry was sold. At the end of 2012, there were approximately 79 million subscribers.

BlackBerry Competitors
In the late 2000s, iPhones and Androids offered touchscreens, slick software and most significantly, email synchronization, BlackBerry's claim to fame. As iPhone/Android sales skyrocketed, BlackBerry users switched, and by the time innovative BlackBerrys were introduced, it was too late. By 2013, with an entirely new line of devices (see BlackBerry 10), sales were barely 1% of the market. The company launched a turnaround plan that focused on selling mobile security software to enterprises and deriving royalties from its many patents. In 2015, the first Android-only BlackBerry debuted (see BlackBerry Priv). See BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry Storm, CrackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger and smartphone.

Classic BlackBerry Models
Until the Storm came out in 2008, BlackBerrys had physical keyboards, which was their distinguishing feature. Using both thumbs, people learned to enter data quickly on these keyboards. (Images courtesy of BlackBerry,

Classic BlackBerry Models
Until the Storm came out in 2008, BlackBerrys had physical keyboards, which was their distinguishing feature. Using both thumbs, people learned to enter data quickly on these keyboards. (Images courtesy of BlackBerry,
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They also indicate that a lower shrub evenness, a greater number of black berry stems, greater shrub thickness, greater shrub richness and greater shrub diversity chara cterized the microhabitat surrounding traps that captured white-footed mice.
Number of black berry stems and the number of clumps of broomsedge accounted for 42% of the variation between the microhabitats surrounding traps that captured cotton rats and traps that captured white-footed mice.
Instead, like the report made in this physiographic province by Odum [5], the distribution of cotton rats was similar to the distribution of broomsedge and black berry.
Speaking on the occassion, Mr Akbar Khan, Chief Marketing Offi cer at Ufone applauded the launch of the new and improved Black Berry application store in Pakistan.
Some brands are powerful for just one product everyone knows, such as the Black Berry, made by Research in Motion, while others have branched out to gain several brands - such as Apple with the popular Macs, iPods, and iPhones.
I saw probably 35 Black Berry Messages(BBM) in Ijaz's mobile which were exchanged between him and Haqqani," he added.
R) Ahmed Shuja Pasha recorded his statement in which he told the commission that he met Mansoor Ijaz on 22 October 2011 for four hours in London in which Mansoor informed him about the contacts , which he made with Hussain Haqqani through black berry phone.
In his informal chat Friday with the journalists outside Islamabad High Court (IHC) he said as per orders of Memo Commission letter had been sent through coordinator to Black Berry Company Research in motion RIM to obtain the record of the conversation held between Hussain Haqqani and Mansoor Ejaz.
After hearing the arguments from both parties, the commission in its order directed the Government of Pakistan to request the RIM Company through Canadian High Commission for getting data of Black Berry Messages (BBM) along with the orders of the Supreme Court.
She said that the word memo was not found in Black Berry messages of Mansoor Ijaz.
ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Ufone introduced latest Black Berry Torch9800 smart phone in the market.
All customers with roaming usage of Rs 3,000 or above during the promotion period will automatically qualify for a lucky draw to win 5 high end handsets, other than that Top 5 postpaid users during the promotion will win Black Berry handsets & the Top 2 prepaid users during the promotion will be rewarded with return Air tickets to Dubai.