wineberry

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wyneberye, wynberie, winberie (a grape or some other kind of berry), from Old English wīnberġe (grape, literally wine-berry), from Proto-West Germanic *wīnabaʀi, from Proto-Germanic *wīnabasją (wineberry; grape), equivalent to wine +‎ berry. Cognate with Dutch wijnbeer, West Frisian wynbei (grape), wiemer (currant), German Weinbeere (grape), Swedish vinbär (currant), Icelandic vínber (grape), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌱𐌰𐍃𐌹 (weinabasi, grape).

NounEdit

wineberry (plural wineberries)

  1. The plant Rubus phoenicolasius, the Japanese wineberry.
  2. Its edible fruit, resembling a raspberry.
  3. The tree Aristotelia serrata, endemic to New Zealand, with broad rose-coloured leaves.
  4. Its edible fruit, a small black berry.

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