Origin of berry
OTHER WORDS FROM berryber·ry·less, adjectiveber·ry·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH berryberry , bury
Other definitions for berry (2 of 2)
How to use berry in a sentence
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.
Eventually, the mistletoe bush grows, blooms, and forms berries, and the cycle begins anew.
Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.
Maybe our dear bear should sit quietly, not chase piglets and just eat berries and honey.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The berries are either gathered by hand, or large straw mats are spread underneath, and the trees well shaken.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The berries were so thick she did not have to change her position before the towel held over a quart.
As she sat by, crushing the juice from the berries with a stick, Jess planned the ink pad.
My life is upon the mountains; my food the wild grapes and the berries that grow upon them.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
With his usual predilection for fruit, Phil went off and picked a quart of marsh-berries.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for berry (1 of 2)
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.