Mulberry vs. Blackberry

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mulberry and Blackberry is that the Mulberry is a genus of plants and Blackberry is a fruit of Rubus subg. Rubus.

  • Mulberry

    Morus, a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, comprises 10–16 species of deciduous trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate world regions.The closely related genus Broussonetia is also commonly known as mulberry, notably the paper mulberry, Broussonetia papyrifera.Mulberries are fast-growing when young, but soon become slow-growing and rarely exceed 10–15 metres (30–50 ft) tall. The leaves are alternately arranged, simple and often lobed and serrated on the margin. Lobes are more common on juvenile shoots than on mature trees. The trees can be monoecious or dioecious. The mulberry fruit is a multiple fruit, approximately 2–3 cm (3⁄4–1 1⁄4 in) long. Immature fruits are white, green, or pale yellow. In most species the fruits turn pink and then red while ripening, then dark purple or black, and have a sweet flavor when fully ripe. The fruits of the white-fruited cultivar are white when ripe; the fruit of this cultivar is also sweet, but has a mild flavor compared with darker varieties. Although quite similar looking, they are not to be confused with blackberries.

  • Blackberry

    The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae, hybrids among these species within the subgenus Rubus, and hybrids between the subgenera Rubus and Idaeobatus. The taxonomy of the blackberries has historically been confused because of hybridization and apomixis, so that species have often been grouped together and called species aggregates. For example, the entire subgenus Rubus has been called the Rubus fruticosus aggregate, although the species R. fruticosus is considered a synonym of R. plicatus.

  • Mulberry (noun)

    Any of several trees, of the genus Morus, having edible fruits.

  • Mulberry (noun)

    The fruit of this tree.

  • Mulberry (noun)

    A dark purple colour tinted with red.

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  • Mulberry (adjective)

    Of a dark purple colour tinted with red.

  • Blackberry (noun)

    A fruit-bearing shrub of the species Rubus fruticosus and some hybrids.

  • Blackberry (noun)

    The soft fruit borne by this shrub, formed of a black (when ripe) cluster of drupelets.

  • Blackberry (noun)

    The blackcurrant.

  • Blackberry (verb)

    To blackberries.


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