- 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 m&omacron;rberie and Middle Low German m&umacron;lberi, m&umacron;rberi : both from Latin m&omacron;rum + Old English berie, berry or Old High German beri, berry; see bha-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more mulberry, superlative most mulberry)
- Of a dark purple colour tinted with red.
From Old English mÅrberige