- The definition of bramble refers to a rough and prickly vine or shrub, especially in the rose family.
A rose bush or a blackberry bush is an example of a bramble.
This blackberry bush is an example of a bramble.
- any of a genus (Rubus) of generally prickly shrubs of the rose family, as the raspberry, blackberry, or dewberry
- any prickly shrub or vine
Origin of brambleMiddle English brembel ; from Old English bræmel ; from brom, broom
- A prickly shrub of the genus Rubus of the rose family, including the blackberry and the raspberry.
- A prickly shrub or bush.
Origin of brambleMiddle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel.
Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel, from earlier brǣmel, brēmel, from dialectal Proto-Germanic *brēmila- (compare West Frisian brommel, Flemish bramel, Low German Brummel), diminutive of *brēm- (compare English broom). More at broom.