bramble

Part of speech: noun

The European blackberry; hence, any prickly shrub.

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Usage examples "bramble":

  1. The colour was dark green, such as I had never seen elsewhere in this " leafless bramble," as Sturt called it, which looks ever quite dry and withered along the margins of the Darling. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
  2. Writing from near Darjeeling, in Sikhim, Mr. Gammie says:-" I have seen two nests of this bird; both were in bramble- bushes about five feet from the ground, and exactly resembled those of Dryonastes caerulatus, only they were a little smaller. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. " Only to think- she's run away with a young lord," said Bramble. - "Poor Jack", Frederick Marryat.