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Ber·ry

 (bĕ-rē′)
A historical region and former province of central France. Purchased by the French crown in 1101, it became an independent duchy in 1360 and reverted to the crown in 1601.

ber·ry

 (bĕr′ē)
n. pl. ber·ries
1. Botany An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary and having the whole wall fleshy, such as a grape or tomato.
2. A small, juicy, fleshy fruit, such as a blackberry or raspberry, regardless of its botanical structure.
3. Any of various seeds or dried kernels, as of wheat.
4. One of the eggs of certain fishes or crustaceans, such as lobsters.
intr.v. ber·ried, ber·ry·ing, ber·ries
1. To hunt for or gather berries: went berrying in July.
2. To bear or produce berries.

[Middle English berye, from Old English berie; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

berry

(ˈbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Botany) any of various small edible fruits such as the blackberry and strawberry
2. (Botany) botany an indehiscent fruit with two or more seeds and a fleshy pericarp, such as the grape or gooseberry
3. (Botany) any of various seeds or dried kernels, such as a coffee bean
4. (Zoology) the egg of a lobster, crayfish, or similar animal
vb (intr) , -ries, -rying or -ried
5. (Botany) to bear or produce berries
6. to gather or look for berries
[Old English berie; related to Old High German beri, Dutch bezie]
ˈberried adj

Berry

n
1. (Biography) Chuck, full name Charles Edward Berry. born 1926, US rock-and-roll guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His frequently covered songs include "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), "Memphis, Tennessee" (1959), and "Promised Land" (1964)
2. (Biography) Jean de France (ʒɑ̃ də frɑ̃s), Duc de. 1340–1416, French prince, son of King John II; coregent (1380–88) for Charles VI and a famous patron of the arts

ber•ry

(ˈbɛr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. any small usu. stoneless juicy fruit irrespective of botanical structure, as the huckleberry, strawberry, or hackberry.
2. a simple fruit having a pulpy pericarp in which the seeds are embedded, as the grape, gooseberry, currant, or tomato.
3. a dry seed or kernel, as of wheat.
4. one of the eggs of a lobster, crayfish, etc.
v.i.
5. to gather or pick berries.
6. to bear or produce berries.
[before 1000; Middle English berie, Old English beri(g)e, c. Old Saxon, Old High German beri, Old Norse ber]
ber′ry•less, adj.
ber′ry•like`, adj.

Ber•ry

or Ber•ri

(ˈbɛr i; Fr. bɛˈri)

n.
a former province in central France.

ber·ry

(bĕr′ē)
1.
a. A fruit that develops from a single ovary and has many seeds in fleshy pulp. Grapes, bananas, tomatoes, and blueberries are true berries.
b. Any small, juicy, fleshy fruit, such as a raspberry or strawberry, regardless of its botanical structure.
2. A seed or dried kernel of certain kinds of grain or other plants such as wheat, barley, or coffee.
Usage Most people think of a berry as a small, round fruit that grows on bushes and is eaten at breakfast or for dessert. If you ask them if they want berries with their cereal, they wouldn't expect you to put in a cucumber or tomato. But to a botanist, cucumbers and tomatoes are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. How can this be? Scientists have to be careful about the names they use for things, and sometimes the precise meaning that they give to a word is different from the general meaning that ordinary people understand. That is the case with the word berry. To a botanist, a berry is a fleshy fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. However, 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.

berry


Past participle: berried
Gerund: berrying

Imperative
berry
berry
Present
I berry
you berry
he/she/it berries
we berry
you berry
they berry
Preterite
I berried
you berried
he/she/it berried
we berried
you berried
they berried
Present Continuous
I am berrying
you are berrying
he/she/it is berrying
we are berrying
you are berrying
they are berrying
Present Perfect
I have berried
you have berried
he/she/it has berried
we have berried
you have berried
they have berried
Past Continuous
I was berrying
you were berrying
he/she/it was berrying
we were berrying
you were berrying
they were berrying
Past Perfect
I had berried
you had berried
he/she/it had berried
we had berried
you had berried
they had berried
Future
I will berry
you will berry
he/she/it will berry
we will berry
you will berry
they will berry
Future Perfect
I will have berried
you will have berried
he/she/it will have berried
we will have berried
you will have berried
they will have berried
Future Continuous
I will be berrying
you will be berrying
he/she/it will be berrying
we will be berrying
you will be berrying
they will be berrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been berrying
you have been berrying
he/she/it has been berrying
we have been berrying
you have been berrying
they have been berrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been berrying
you will have been berrying
he/she/it will have been berrying
we will have been berrying
you will have been berrying
they will have been berrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been berrying
you had been berrying
he/she/it had been berrying
we had been berrying
you had been berrying
they had been berrying
Conditional
I would berry
you would berry
he/she/it would berry
we would berry
you would berry
they would berry
Past Conditional
I would have berried
you would have berried
he/she/it would have berried
we would have berried
you would have berried
they would have berried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruitsberry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
European blueberry, whortleberry, bilberry - blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
huckleberry - blue-black berry similar to blueberries and bilberries of the eastern United States
blueberry - sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants
boxberry, checkerberry, spiceberry, teaberry, wintergreen - spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
cranberry - very tart red berry used for sauce or juice
lowbush cranberry, mountain cranberry, cowberry, lingonberry - tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller
currant - any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams
blackberry - large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus
boysenberry - large raspberry-flavored fruit; cross between blackberries and raspberries
dewberry - blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes
loganberry - large red variety of the dewberry
raspberry - red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
shadberry, juneberry, saskatoon, serviceberry - edible purple or red berries
strawberry - sweet fleshy red fruit
hackberry, sugarberry - small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States
persimmon - orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe
acerola, barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, surinam cherry - acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C
mulberry - sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus
berry - a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)
2.berry - a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)berry - a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
cranberry - very tart red berry used for sauce or juice
baneberry - a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
bacca, simple fruit - an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry
3.Berry - United States rock singer (born in 1931)
Verb1.berry - pick or gather berriesberry - pick or gather berries; "We went berrying in the summer"
cull, pick, pluck - look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
blackberry - pick or gather blackberries; "The children went blackberrying"
Translations
توتتُوْتثَمَرَةٌ عِنَبِيَّه
bobuleplod
bær
bero
marja
bobica
bogyó
ber
ベリー
베리
baca
uoga
oga
bobuľa
jagoda
bär
çalı meyvesiküçük taneli meyve
quả mọng

berry

[ˈberɪ] Nbaya f
brown as a berrymorenísimo

berry

[ˈbɛri] nbaie f

berry

n
(= fruit)Beere f; as brown as a berry (Brit) → ganz braun gebrannt
(Bot) → Beerenfrucht f

berry

[ˈbɛrɪ] nbacca
brown as a berry → abbronzatissimo/a

berry

(ˈberi) plural ˈberries noun
a kind of small (often juicy) fruit. holly berry; ripe strawberries; Those berries are poisonous.

berry

تُوْت bobule bær Beere μούρο baya marja baie bobica bacca ベリー 베리 bes bær jagoda baga ягода bär ลูกเบอร์รี่เป็นลูกไม้ส่วนใหญ่กินได้และมีลักษณะกลม çalı meyvesi quả mọng 浆果
References in classic literature ?
Across a long field that had been seeded for clover but that had produced only a dense crop of yellow mustard weeds, he could see the public highway along which went a wagon filled with berry pickers returning from the fields.
After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
A muskeg berry is a bit of seed enclosed in a bit of water.
I know some o' you has berry brig mout, brigger dan oders; but den de brig mouts sometimes has de small bellies; so dat de brigness ob de mout is not to swallar wid, but to bite off de blubber for de small fry ob sharks, dat can't get into de scrouge to help demselves.
Faintly smacking his withered lips over it for a moment, the old negro muttered, Best cooked 'teak I eber taste; joosy, berry joosy.
Go to bed berry soon, he mumbled, half-turning as he spoke.
Why, to speak de troof, massa, him not so berry well as mought be.
him neber plain of notin - but him berry sick for all dat.
he aint find nowhar - dat's just whar de shoe pinch - my mind is got to be berry hebby bout poor Massa Will.
I had a big stick ready cut for to gib him deuced good beating when he did come - but Ise sich a fool dat I hadn't de heart arter all - he look so berry poorly.
No, massa, dey aint bin noffin unpleasant since den - 'twas fore den I'm feared - 'twas de berry day you was dare.
If you have a minute to spare before you go, child, I wish you'd just make Mac a fresh shade; this has got a berry stain on it, and he must be tidy, for he is to go out to-morrow if it is a cloudy day," said Mrs.