A kind of shrub with a thimble-shaped fruit, dark-red, large grained, and covered with a thick bloom. Like the strawberry it belongs to the Rose family; but, unlike the blackberry of the same family, the rasp separates readily from the core or receptacle. It has a perennial root, producing biennial woody stems or canes reaching to from 3 to 6 feet in height. Usually the canes do not bear till the second year, and that ends their life, their place being taken by a new growth from the root. The wild raspberry is called the bramble. Raspberries are used for jams, jellies, and wine beverages.