Etymology
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bramble (n.)

Old English bræmbel "rough, prickly shrub" (especially the blackberry bush), with euphonic -b- (which then caused the vowel to shorten), from earlier bræmel, from Proto-Germanic *bræmaz (see broom). Related: Brambleberry "blackberry" (late Old English).

updated on July 27, 2017

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Definitions of bramble from WordNet

bramble (n.)
any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.