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The fruit of Rubus idaeus Linne (nat. ord. Rosaceae).
Europe and Asia; cultivated.
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 odor, and a pleasant, acidulous taste.
Fresh ripe raspberries (filtered juice), 40; Sugar, 60. Dose, indefinite.
Uses of Raspberry. Raspberry syrup is used chiefly as a flavoring agent.