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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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To make the drink simply blend a punnet of rasberries, add 60ml of rum, 2tsp of sugar and the juice of 1 lime to the mixture and blend again.
The couple's performances have made them hot favourites for the next Rasberries awards, given for the worst acting.
A garden near Summer Lane was advertised in 1809 as providing not only vegetables, but also fruit, 'such as plums, cherries, apples, pears, Siberian crabs, gooseberries, rasberries etc'.