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Topic: FOOD DISH

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: rasp 'raspberry' (16-20 centuries) + berry;
Sense: 2
Origin: raspberry tart = fart

raspberry

noun
     
raspberry
rasp‧ber‧ry plural raspberries [countable]
1DFFHBP a soft sweet red berry, or the bush that this berry grows on:
a bowl of fresh raspberries
raspberry jam
2 informalC a rude sound that you make by putting your tongue out and blowing
blow a raspberry also give a raspberry American English
She blew a raspberry at him as he drove off.
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