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Meaning of BRAMBLE

Pronunciation:  'brambul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines

BRAMBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: bramble bush, ligneous plant, woody plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bram"ble\ (br[a^]m"b'l), n. [OE. brembil, AS.
br[=e]mel, br[=e]mbel, br[=ae]mbel (akin to OHG. br[=a]mal),
fr. the same root as E. broom, As. br[=o]m. See {Broom}.]
1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Rubus}, including the
   raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub.

         The thorny brambles, and embracing bushes. --Shak.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The brambling or bramble finch.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrew _atad_, Judg. 9:14; rendered "thorn," Ps. 58:9. The LXX. and Vulgate render by rhamnus, a thorny shrub common in Palestine, resembling the hawthorn.

(2.) Hebrew _hoah_, Isa. 34:13 (R.V. "thistles"); "thickets" in 1 Sam. 13:6; "thistles" in 2 Kings 14:9, 2 Chr. 25:18, Job 31:40; "thorns" in 2 Chr. 33:11, Cant. 2:2, Hos. 9:6. The word may be regarded as denoting the common thistle, of which there are many species which encumber the corn-fields of Palestine. (See THORNS.)

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