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noun Rasp"ber*ry
The thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idæus and other similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white raspberry .The shrub bearing this fruit.

Note: ☞ Technically, raspberries are those brambles in which the fruit separates readily from the core or receptacle, in this differing from the blackberries, in which the fruit is firmly attached to the receptacle.

Etymology: From E. rasp, in allusion to the apparent roughness of the fruit

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  1. A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  2. Red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
  3. Woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries

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

  1. The plant Rubus idaeus.
  2. Any of many other (but not all) species in the genus Rubus.
  3. The juicy aggregate fruit of these plants.
  4. A (colour) red colour, the colour of a ripe raspberry.

Cockney rhyming slang, respectively from raspberry tart = fart (though "raspberry" is rarely used for a fart, merely a noise which imitates it), and raspberry ripple = cripple.

  1. (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.
  2. (pejorative, colloquial) A cripple.

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Raspberry

    Blue Raspberry is a hip hop music and soul music singing. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Blue was born on June 9th, 1972 in Pleasantville, New Jersey.


    William James Raspberry was a writer. William was born on October 12th, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi, United States. He left this life on July 17th, 2012.


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    Ethnicity Raspberry U.S.
      White 25.94% 64.26%
      African American 66.82% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.03% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.89% 16.26%

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    People with the last name Raspberry are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Raspberry

    • How Popular is the name Raspberry? As a last name Raspberry was the 35,395th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Raspberry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Raspberry is Friday, April 12th, 1912.
    • How unique is the name Raspberry? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Raspberry. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Raspberry: Your name in reverse order is Yrrebpsar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rrapeysrb. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Raspberry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 636 people with the last name Raspberry.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raspberry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raspberry as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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