mulberry definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of deciduous woods of genus Morus, having unisexual plants in drooping catkins and edible multiple fresh fruit.
    • The nice fruit of any among these woods.
    • Any of a few comparable or related trees.
    • A grayish to dark purple. Also called murrey.
    • any one of a number of woods, associated with the genus Morus, having delicious good fresh fruit
    • the fresh fruit of this tree
    • a dark purple color tinted with red.
    • The berry or fresh fruit of every tree associated with genus Morus; also, the tree itself. See morus.
    • A dark pure shade, like hue of a black mulberry.
    • The berrylike collective fruit of the mulberry-tree.
    • Any tree regarding the genus Mortis. The black mulberry, M. nigra, local somewhere in western Asia, is understood in Europe from antiquity. It yields a nice dark-colored fruit, as well as its leaves were formerly in extensive usage for feeding silkworms. The white mulberry, M. alba, introduced from China a great deal later on, has very nearly superseded the black in silkworm-culture. It is often to some degree introduced into the united states of america. The red mulberry, M. rubra, a native of US, could be the largest species of the genus. Its timber, which will be extremely durable in touch with the earth, is employed for articles, and cooperage, ship- and boat-building, etc. Its leaves are less respected for silk-production than those of other species, but its fresh fruit is great. The Mexican mulberry, expanding into Texas, etc., is M. microphylla.
    • One of several plants of various other genera.
    • In embryology, a mulberry-mass or mulberry-germ; a morula. See cut-under gastrulation.
    • sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fresh fruit of every of a few mulberry woods associated with the genus Morus
    • some of a few trees of the genus Morus having delicious good fresh fruit that resembles the blackberry
  • adjective:
    • Of a dark purple colour tinted with purple.
  • others:
    • regarding the mulberry (the tree or its fruit); obtaining the shape or colour of a mulberry (fresh fruit).

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