1. <botany> Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub. "The thorny brambles, and embracing bushes." (Shak)

2. <zoology> The brambling or bramble finch.

Origin: OE. Brembil, AS.brmbel, brmbel (akin to OHG. Bramal), fr. The same root as E. Broom, As. Brm. See Broom.

(01 Mar 1998)

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