Blackberry vs Youngberry - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between blackberry and youngberry

is that blackberry is a fruit-bearing shrub of the species rubus fruticosus and some hybrids while youngberry is a hybrid between a blackberry and a dewberry of the rose family, first cultivated in the western united states.

As a verb blackberry

is to gather or forage for.

blackberry

English

(wikipedia blackberry) (Rubus fruticosus)

Noun

(blackberries)
  • A fruit-bearing shrub of the species Rubus fruticosus and some hybrids.
  • The soft fruit borne by this shrub, formed of a black (when ripe) cluster of drupelets.
  • (UK, in some regions) The blackcurrant.
  • Synonyms

    * (shrub and fruit) bramble

    Derived terms

    * blackberrying

    Verb

  • To gather or forage for .
  • * 1925 , Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway :
  • She had gone up into the tower alone and left them blackberrying in the sun
  • * 1977 , Howard Frank Mosher, Disappearances , Mariner Books (2006), ISBN 9780618694068, page 111:
  • My mother and Cordelia were blackberrying along the woods edge of a nearby meadow.
  • * 2001 , Thomas Keneally, Victim of the Aurora , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2001), ISBN 9780156007337, page 72:
  • My wife and children were blackberrying at the end of the garden and I was simply reading.
  • * 2004 , Janet Bord, The Traveller's Guide to Fairy Sites: The Landscape and Folklore of Fairyland In England, Wales And Scotland , Gothic Image (2004), ISBN 9780906362648, page 48:
  • Another instance of someone who is blackberrying and sees fairies can be found at Kingheriot Farm (South-West Wales: Pembrokeshire ): maybe gathering berries puts the percipient into a relaxed or dissociated frame of mind, more conducive to being able to see things that one would perhaps not normally be able to see.
    English karmadharaya compounds

    youngberry

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia youngberry) (youngberries)
  • A hybrid between a blackberry and a dewberry of the rose family, first cultivated in the western United States.