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rasp•ber•ry



Pronunciation: (raz'ber"ē, -bu-rē, räz'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. the fruit of any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family, consisting of small and juicy red, black, or pale yellow drupelets forming a detachable cap about a convex receptacle.
2. any shrub bearing this fruit.
3. a dark reddish-purple color.
4. Informal.
a. See Bronx cheer.
b. any sign or expression of dislike or derision.

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