Definition of raspberry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrɑːzbəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræzberi//
    (pl. raspberries) Fruit
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  1. 1 a small dark red soft fruit that grows on bushes raspberry jam I bought a punnet of fresh raspberries. rows of raspberry canes See related entries: Fruit
  2. 2(North American English also Bronx cheer) (informal) a rude sound made by sticking out the tongue and blowing to blow a raspberry at somebody
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from dialect rasp, abbreviation of obsolete raspis ‘raspberry’ (also used as a collective), of unknown origin + berry.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raspberry