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Are These Foods Fruits, Vegetables, Or Berries?
How can we know what is a fruit? A vegetable? A berry? A nut? Doesn't it seem like it's always changing? Why is it so confusing?
Origin of berry
OTHER WORDS FROM berryber·ry·less, adjectiveber·ry·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH berryberry , bury
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What does berry mean?
A berry is a small, stoneless, juicy fruit.
Commonly, a berry is any small fruit that has no pit and usually produces juice. Berries range from sweet, such as the blueberry, to sour, such as the raspberry.
In botany, a berry is specifically a fruit with a pulpy outer wall and many seeds. Botanically, then, some fruits commonly thought of as berries are not actually berries, including strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Fruits that botanically are berries include blueberries, bananas, grapes, and tomatoes.
Less commonly, berry can also refer to a dry seed or kernel.
As a verb, to berry means to pick berries or to produce berries.
Example: We picked berries today, filling up three whole baskets.
Where does berry come from?
The first records of the term berry come from before the year 1000. It ultimately comes from the Old English berige.
The fruit we commonly refer to as berries are known for containing high levels of antioxidants, which may protect against heart disease or cancer. They are also high in vitamin C and other vitamins that protect the immune system.
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What are some other forms related to berry?
- berryless (adjective)
- berrylike (adjective)
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What we commonly call a berry is the same as a botanical berry.
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All the weird berries and bugs and plants and trees were always out there, undergoing dramatic changes every four months.What We Learned About Ourselves In the First Year of the Pandemic|Susanna Schrobsdorff|February 28, 2021|Time
There are stories about a woman who tried to pick berries after the death of a child, and the bush dried up, never grew back.I Rejected the Native Grieving Ceremonies My Mother Taught Me When She Died. But Losing Friends During the Pandemic Changed That|Terese Marie Mailhot|December 28, 2020|Time
Stirring is crucial, because it breaks down the berries while preventing over-caramelization, which may cause the jam to stick to the bottom of your pot.This twist on the classic Linzer cookie adds gentle sweetness and texture with corn flour|Roxana Jullapat|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Transfer to the oven and roast for about 10 minutes, or until the berries begin to soften.Tart roasted cranberries and a billowy meringue topping take this pie in a bright, bold direction|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Even harnessing the natural antioxidant powers of berries might help.Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation|Maria Temming|October 22, 2020|Science News For Students
Jason Berry received a 1992 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for his coverage of demagogues in Louisiana.
“Very few district attorneys are willing to go after a bishop,” says Berry.
“It sounds horrible,” Camden Green Party Councillor Sian Berry told The Mirror.The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jason Berry was coproducer of the Frontline film, “Secrets of the Vatican.”How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever twist comes next.
Bordering them were great quantities of berry-laden snow-berry bushes, of which I am very fond.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
It was interesting to see the piles of berry crates loaded upon the steamer from the docks extending out into the lake.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
William Berry, an English author, died at Bristol, aged 77; author of various works on genealogy and heraldry.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Dealers in wool, acting as selling agents for owners, and buying agents for fleece merchants of Berry.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
There is no berry so fascinating nor so delicious to me as a raspberry, especially at breakfast, half hidden under golden cream.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
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.