- any of a genus (Morus) of shrubs and trees of the mulberry family, with milky juice and multiple false fruits which resemble the fruits of the raspberry
- the edible fruit
- a dark purplish-red color
Origin of mulberryMiddle English mulberie, dissimilated variant, variety of murberie from Old English morberie from Classical Latin morum, mulberry, blackberry from Indo-European base an unverified form moro-, blackberry (from source Classical Greek moron, mulberry, blackberry) + Old English berie, berry
designating a family (Moraceae, order Urticales) of dicotyledonous plants of wide horticultural and economic importance, including the fig and breadfruit trees
- a. Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Morus, having unisexual flowers in drooping catkins and edible usually purple fruit.b. The sweet fruit of any of these trees.
- A grayish to dark purple. Also called murrey .
Origin of mulberryMiddle English mulberrie from Old English mōrberie Middle Low German mūlberi, mūrberi both from Latin mōrum Old English berie berry or Old High German beri berry ; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more mulberry, superlative most mulberry)
- Of a dark purple colour tinted with red.
From Old English mÅrberige