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Brambles

Bramble

1. (Science: 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. (Science: 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.


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... can nest in an ornamental shrub more easily than in a much looser native version. In the wild most creatures nest in ivy or scrub overgrown with brambles nettles etc, not in the branches of native trees or shrubs because they are too open and there is no suitable thickness of branches that will ...

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