Origin of berried
noun, plural ber·ries.
verb (used without object), ber·ried, ber·ry·ing.
Origin of berry
Examples from the Web for berried
Historical Examples of berried
Baccate, berried, berry-like, of a pulpy nature like a berry (bacca).The Elements of Botany
They would not give me the price of the habit that was berried with their father.The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent
The berried holly is now in great demand all along the Pacific shores, and American purchasers are eager to buy it.Some Reminiscences of old Victoria
They are trees or shrubs with long, generally narrow leaves, panicles of small whitish flowers, and berried fruit.
I knose whah de old Deatherage graveyard is, too, up close to Stoneville whah sum Daltons is berried.
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)
Word Origin for berry
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.
Usage: 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.