“Bears survive on nuts and berries,” according to Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo.
Italian summer puddings, with layers of berries, ladyfingers, and chocolate mascarpone, recall a lighter version of tiramisu.
Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.
But unlike Marcia, who was so singular, berries in all their varieties are plentiful.
Pinch it with your fingers until it makes large crumbles and distribute it on the berries (it will not cover them entirely).
It nearly always has bears feeding on it, where the berries are thick.
There were no growing things there, not even trees with berries.
But the season of berries was not yet, so they wetted their parched lips with their tongues and passed on with a sigh.
Forester followed his example, and began gathering the berries.
When we walk in the forest there are berries that tempt us, whortleberries, for example, but never alderberries.
Old English berie, from Proto-Germanic *basjom (cf. Old Norse ber, Middle Dutch bere, German Beere "berry;" Old Saxon winber, Gothic weinabasi "grape"), of unknown origin. This and apple are the only native fruit names.
Our Living Language : Cucumbers and tomatoes aren't usually thought of as berries, but to a botanist they are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. In botany, a berry is a fleshy kind of simple fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Many fruits that are popularly called berries have a different structure and thus are not true berries. For example, strawberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits, developed from multiple ovaries of a single flower. The mulberry is not a true berry either. It is a multiple fruit, like the pineapple, and is made up of the ovaries of several individual flowers.
[1900s+; perhaps fr the notion of a small unit of something good, and alliterating with buck; see the berries]