The fruit of Rubus idaeus.

Characters. - Deprived of the conical receptacle and therefore hollow at the base; hemispherical, red, finely hairy, composed of from twenty to thirty coalesced small drupes, each one crowned with the withered style; juice red; of an agreeable odour and pleasant acidulous taste.

The closely allied, light red fruit of Rubus strigosus, and the purplish-black fruit of Rubus occidentalism may be employed in place of the above.

Preparation.

dose.

Syrupus Rubi Idaei ...........................................................

ad lib.

Use. - To give mixtures an agreeable colour and flavour.