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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.
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bramble

[′bram·bəl]
(botany)
A plant of the genus Rubus.
A rough, prickly vine or shrub.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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8 Beat the butter and icing sugar together and add trickles of the bramble juice until you have a good purple colour.
2: SEARED STEAK WITH PANCETTA AND BRAMBLE VINEGAR Ingredients Serves 4 2 x 250g bavette beef steaks 6tbsp bramble vinegar, see recipe below Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the dressing: 2tbsp bramble (blackberry) vinegar 2tbsp olive oil 1tsp runny honey For the salad: 1 green or red tipped chicory, leaves separated 100g pack mixed red chard, lambs lettuce and pea shoots 100g radishes, trimmed, thinly sliced 150g brambles 12 rashers sliced smoked pancetta 4tsp olive oil Directions For the bramble/blackberry vinegar: Roughly crush 225g brambles in a bowl with a vegetable masher.
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There, I'd wade into wild bramble thickets, dodging hooked thorns to pluck fat, juicy wild blackcap raspberries until my bucket was filled and my fingers stained deep purple.
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