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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bramble  \Bram"ble\  (br[a^]m"b'l),  n.  [OE.  brembil  AS 
  br[=e]mel,  br[=e]mbel,  br[=ae]mbel  (akin  to  OHG.  br[=a]mal), 
  fr  the  same  root  as  E.  broom,  As  br[=o]m.  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.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  brambling  or  bramble  finch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brambling  \Bram"bling\,  n.  [OE.  bramline.  See  {Bramble},  n.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  European  mountain  finch  ({Fringilla  montifringilla});  -- 
  called  also  {bramble  finch}  and  {bramble}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bramble 
  n  :  any  of  various  rough  thorny  shrubs  or  vines 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bramble 
  (1.)  Hebrew  _atad_,  Judg.  9:14;  rendered  "thorn,"  Ps  58:9.  The 
  LXX.  and  Vulgate  render  by  rhamnus,  a  thorny  shrub  common  in 
  Palestine,  resembling  the  hawthorn. 
 
  (2.)  Hebrew  _hoah_,  Isa.  34:13  (R.V.  "thistles");  thickets" 
  in  1  Sam.  13:6;  thistles"  in  2  Kings  14:9,  2  Chr.  25:18,  Job 
  31:40;  thorns"  in  2  Chr.  33:11,  Cant.  2:2,  Hos.  9:6.  The  word 
  may  be  regarded  as  denoting  the  common  thistle,  of  which  there 
  are  many  species  which  encumber  the  corn-fields  of  Palestine. 
  (See  {THORNS}.) 
 




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