Middle English brembel, from Old English bræmbel, from earlier brǣmel, brēmel, from dialectal Proto-Germanic *brēmila- (compare West Frisian brommel, Flemish bramel, Low German Brommelbeer), diminutive of *brēm- (compare English broom). More at broom.
bramble (plural brambles)
- (Britain) Common blackberry.
- (US) Any of several closely related thorny plants in the genus Rubus, including blackberry and raspberry.
- Any thorny shrub.
- A cocktail of gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur.
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