The thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idæus and other similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white raspberry.
A fruit similar to the blackberry q.v. but softer, light red, occasionally white or black, with a covering of fine down and a sweet, slightly acid, fruity, perfumed flavor. The wild variety are small to 5 mm but domesticated varieties can grow to 2,5 cm long. It is grown on a cool climate rambling plant Rubus idaeus, which is cultivated so as to produce new, relatively short canes each year. The fruit tend to soften and go mouldy quickly and must be used when fresh, canned or deep-frozen. Used raw or cooked and often pureed to form a coulis or sauce. One of the fruits in summer pudding.