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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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Bramble fruits are a new area of research in our country except for strawberries.
As well as offering a chance to save the rainforest, the Una da Gato provides lipsmacking, juicy bramble fruit, seasoned with spice, tannins, and a touch of baked earth on the finish.
It's centred around big, ripe, deep plum and bramble fruit rounded with mint, vanilla and baking spice richness yet, for all its fullness, only contains gentle acidity and modest tannin.
A more traditional blend of Syrah and Carignan turns up trumps for Grard Bertrand and his 2008 Minervois (pounds 6.99 at Waitrose), a lovely sweet, juicy red, with black cherry and bramble fruit, and a hint of licorice.
It''s a rich, round red wine that''s full of bramble fruit flavours.
Still very young, this had beautiful savoury bramble fruit, spice and black pepper, followed by soft tannins, alcohol and heat on the finish.
This excellent example combines mellow cherry and bramble fruit components (but with enough acidity to provide freshness and zing), touches of dried fruit and that nicely balanced sweetness which makes port such a "must have" accessory to Christmas.
An Aussie shiraz with a drop of viognier that had the lovely aromas of bramble fruit and a touch of spice.
This Aussie is a soft, fruity red, but the plum and bramble fruit is nicely balanced by juicy acidity.
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 medium-to full-bodied style, the bouquet was of vanilla and toast, with the soft bramble fruit flavours predominated by oak, but finishing with a rich, smooth, plummy chocolate lingering finish.
There is enough gentle acidity to enliven the wine's concentrated cherry, prune and bramble fruit without overshadowing its other characteristics - touches of vanilla, black pepper and graphite accompanied by pleasantly smooth tannin.