Bram"ble (?), n. [OE. brembil, AS.brmbel, brmbel (akin to OHG. bramal), fr. the same root as E. broom, As. brm. 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. Zool.

The brambling or bramble finch.


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