noun, plural ber·ries.
verb (used without object), ber·ried, ber·ry·ing.
Origin of berry
Examples from the Web for berries
Contemporary Examples of berries
Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
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
November 30, 2014
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
October 12, 2012
“Bears survive on nuts and berries,” according to Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo.How to Not Get Eaten
July 9, 2011
But unlike Marcia, who was so singular, berries in all their varieties are plentiful.What to Eat
August 18, 2009
Historical Examples of berries
At the same time I will carry him some berries as a present.
Mrs. Rushton was braiding straw when Robert entered with his berries.
Mash or chop the berries, as preferred, and add the sugar to them.
As soon as the skins of the berries have cracked, add the sugar.
Did you ever notice that going down wind you could see the berries better?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
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.