Definition for berried (2 of 2)
noun, plural ber·ries.
verb (used without object), ber·ried, ber·ry·ing.
Origin of berry
Examples from the Web for berried
The berried shrubs of rock and wood, however dwarfed in stature, are true builders.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)|John Ruskin
They are trees or shrubs with long, generally narrow leaves, panicles of small whitish flowers, and berried fruit.
I want ter know what yer went and berried me for, afore I was killed for?'
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|Edgar Fawcett
Baccate, berried, berry-like, of a pulpy nature like a berry (bacca).The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for berried (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)
Word Origin for berry
British Dictionary definitions for berried (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for berried
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.
Science definitions for berried
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.