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Chinese medicine see Chinese wild raspberry
Herbal medicine Rubus idaeus, European red raspberry, red raspberry A shrub, the leaves of which contain fragarine and tannin; raspberry leaf infusions may be used to ease muscle spasms, diarrhoea, morning sickness, colds, or sore throat
Drug slang A regional term for a woman who trades sex acts for crack cocaine or for money to buy it
Nutrition A shrub, the fruit of which contains sugars, citric and malic acid, pectin, vitamins A, B, C, volatile oil
Vox populi A rude sound made with the tongue and lips to express derision or contempt


n Latin name:
Rubus idaeus; parts used: berries, leaves, roots; uses: antidiabetic, antimicrobial, diuretic, antiinflammatory, cough, kidney stones, urinary infections, morning sickness, eases labor; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, antidiabetic medications. Also called
bramble, bramble of Mount Ida, hindberry, or
red raspberry.
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All this acclaim is naturally getting a Bronx cheer from folks like Bronx Borough President Freddy Ferrer, who is disgusted with the entire one-sided negotiation, and certainly has the most to lose.
In Virginia, citizens answered Governor George Allen's pleas for a Republican-led "anti-regulatory" statehouse with the political equivalent of a Bronx cheer.
After Washington got the Angolan leaders to agree to dismiss their Cuban military allies, to disarm themselves and to hold elections, its old client, counterrevolutionary Jonas Savimbi, resumed his brutal war without so much as a Bronx cheer from the White House.
rally that ExxonMobil made over $11billion in profit for their last recorded quarter of business, the largest in corporate history, the response was a resounding Bronx cheer from the predominantly college-age crowd.
Count the Boston Herald among those giving a Bronx cheer to the bid made Thursday by the New York Times Co.
If you listen to most sports analysts and insiders, the vaunted subway series between the Yankees and Mets is getting a true Bronx cheer from the rest of the country.