noun, plural ber·ries.
verb (used without object), ber·ried, ber·ry·ing.
Origin of berry
Definition for berry (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for berry
“Very few district attorneys are willing to go after a bishop,” says Berry.
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.
That was the result, he thought, of his absurd whim of loitering about Berry town.
He snapped the ball, however, to Mylert, nipping Berry at the plate.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
"You needn't for to cry over her, young man," said Mrs. Berry.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
"The moss doesn't seem to have any effect on the berry bushes, though," said Randy.To Alaska for Gold|Edward Stratemeyer
Berry drew the sheet down over Moira's abdomen as if it were an exceptionally fragile egg.Special Delivery|Damon Francis Knight
British Dictionary definitions for berry (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)
Word Origin for berry
British Dictionary definitions for berry (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History 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.
Science 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.