Raspberry meaning

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Of a dark pinkish red.

She wore a raspberry beret "” lyrics of Raspberry Beret, by the musician Prince.

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Any of various shrubby, usually prickly plants of the genus Rubus of the rose family that bear edible fruit, especially R. idaeus of eastern North America and Eurasia.
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The aggregate fruit of any of these plants, consisting of many small, fleshy, usually red drupelets.
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A moderate to dark or deep purplish red.
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A derisive or contemptuous sound made by vibrating the extended tongue and the lips while exhaling.
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The small, juicy, edible, aggregate fruit of various brambles (genus Rubus) of the rose family, consisting of a cluster of red, purple, or black drupelets.
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Any plant bearing this fruit.
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A sound of derision, contempt, etc. made by expelling air forcibly so as to vibrate the tongue between the lips.
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The plant Rubus idaeus.
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Any of many other (but not all) species in the genus Rubus.
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The juicy aggregate fruit of these plants.
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A dark pinkish red, the colour of a ripe raspberry.

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Containing or having the flavor/flavour of raspberries.
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To gather or forage for raspberries.
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(pejorative, colloquial) A noise intended to imitate the passing of flatulence, made by blowing air out of the mouth while the tongue is protruding from and pressed against the lips, or by blowing air through the lips while they are pressed firmly together or against skin, used humorously or to express derision.
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(colloquial) To make the noise intended to imitate the passing of flatulence.
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Origin of raspberry

  • Obsolete raspis raspberries (perhaps from Middle English raspise, rospeys a kind of rose-colored wine) (akin to Old French (vin) raspé wine made by fermenting marc and grape stalks mixed with water) (from raspe grape stalks) (from rasper to grate rasp) berry Sense 4, possibly short for raspberry tart rhyming slang for fart

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier raspis berry, possibly from raspise (a sweet rose-colored wine), from Anglo-Latin vinum raspeys, of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Cockney rhyming slang raspberry tart, for fart. However raspberry is rarely used for a fart, merely a noise which imitates it.

    From Wiktionary