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a fleshy, edible fruit: She made a berry cobbler.
Not to be confused with:
bury – to conceal; to place in a grave: They will bury her tomorrow.
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.
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.
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]
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
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]
or Ber•ri(ˈbɛr i; Fr. bɛˈri)
a former province in central France.
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.
Past participle: berried
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|Noun||1.||berry - 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
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
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 - 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
|3.||Berry - United States rock singer (born in 1931)|
|Verb||1.||berry - pick or gather berries; "We went berrying in the summer"|
blackberry - pick or gather blackberries; "The children went blackberrying"
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berry[ˈberɪ] N → baya f
brown as a berry → morenísimo
berry[ˈbɛri] n → baie f
berry[ˈbɛrɪ] n → bacca
brown as a berry → abbronzatissimo/a
berry(ˈberi) – plural ˈberries – noun
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