noun, plural ber·ries.
verb (used without object), ber·ried, ber·ry·ing.
Origin of berry
Examples from the Web for berry
Contemporary Examples of berry
“Very few district attorneys are willing to go after a bishop,” says Berry.How Sicko Priests Got Away With It
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 16, 2014
Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever twist comes next.
Berry has never deployed her talents consistently during her career, but acquits herself quite admirably here.
“They stressed rules and obedience, Francis is emphatic about mercy,” Berry says.
“What he did to the Church internally is a sadder story, most strikingly in his failure on the abuse crisis,” Berry says.
Historical Examples of berry
In Berry it is the women that are sour, but the wines are rich.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
At times they lost the trail, as it was overgrown with fern and berry bush.Indian Legends of Vancouver Island
And Cap'n Berry—the depot master—says he went to Trumet on the afternoon freight.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
For at that instant Miss Berry came into the room, entering from the hall.
Miss Berry laughed, too, but she still seemed somewhat puzzled.
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.