noun, plural ber·ries.
verb (used without object), ber·ried, ber·ry·ing.
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Origin of berry
OTHER WORDS FROM berryber·ry·less, adjectiveber·ry·like, adjective
Definition for berry (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for berry
Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.
Pinch it with your fingers until it makes large crumbles and distribute it on the berries (it will not cover them entirely).The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble|Ina Garten|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Italian summer puddings, with layers of berries, ladyfingers, and chocolate mascarpone, recall a lighter version of tiramisu.Menu for a Moveable Feast: 10 Famous Authors and Their Favorite Foods & Recipes|Nicole Villeneuve|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Bears survive on nuts and berries,” according to Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo.
But unlike Marcia, who was so singular, berries in all their varieties are plentiful.
In lieu of money the gamblers wagered with cedar-berries, each of which berries represented a pipeful of tobacco.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
Much of it could not be done until the I summer was far advanced and the seeds and the berries were I ripe.Her Father's Daughter|Gene Stratton-Porter
Sherm stood waiting with the tin pail of berries and the bunch of flowers in his hands.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
The fruit or berries also differ, but only in a slight degree.
Nature had provided that little boys and girls should now and then stumble and sow the berries.The Vagabond in Literature|Arthur Rickett
British Dictionary definitions for berry (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)
Derived forms of berryberried, adjective
Word Origin for berry
British Dictionary definitions for berry (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for berry
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.