Pronunciation: (mul'ber"ē, -bu-rē), [key]
1. the edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus.
2. a tree of this genus, as M. rubra (red mulberry or American mulberry) bearing dark-purple fruit, M. nigra (black mulberry) bearing dark-colored fruit, or M. alba (white mulberry) bearing nearly white fruit and having leaves used as food for silkworms. Cf. mulberry family.
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