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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.
The young man smiled to himself, for he believed he had mistaken some shining berry of the woods for the glistening eyeballs of a prowling savage, and he rode forward, continuing the conversation which had been interrupted by the passing thought.
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.
were not the best way, methinks, albeit it is not to be denied that authorities differ as concerning this point, some contending that the onion is but an un- wholesome berry when stricken early from the tree --"
Take a barrel of water and bring it to a boil; rub a chicory berry against a coffee berry, then convey the former into the water.
We shouldn't have, except that Ruth Berry had to go away suddenly on account of her father's death.
Difference in opinions has cost many millions of lives: for instance, whether flesh be bread, or bread be flesh; whether the juice of a certain berry be blood or wine; whether whistling be a vice or a virtue; whether it be better to kiss a post, or throw it into the fire; what is the best colour for a coat, whether black, white, red, or gray; and whether it should be long or short, narrow or wide, dirty or clean; with many more.
Duchesse de Berri = Marie Caroline (1798-1870), wife of Charles Ferdinand of Artois, Duke of Berry, second son of King Charles X; femme de chambre = lady's maid}
Why, to speak de troof, massa, him not so berry well as mought be.
We may have the sphere for our cricket-ball, but not a berry for our philosophy.
Jupiter was clad in a coat of mail, covered with black velvet, with gilt nails; and had it not been for the rouge, and the huge red beard, each of which covered one-half of his face,--had it not been for the roll of gilded cardboard, spangled, and all bristling with strips of tinsel, which he held in his hand, and in which the eyes of the initiated easily recognized thunderbolts,--had not his feet been flesh-colored, and banded with ribbons in Greek fashion, he might have borne comparison, so far as the severity of his mien was concerned, with a Breton archer from the guard of Monsieur de Berry.
Three fish-pools in Berry, producing two hundred livres a year.