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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.]


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.
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nBeerensammeln nt; to go berryingBeeren sammeln gehen
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Top of my list of favourite berrying shrubs that look great at this time of year is firethorn or pyracantha (pictured).
They do well in all but wet spots and are easy to grow but remember that if you clip them too much you will be cutting off their berrying potential.
If you are looking to the future, why not plant some berrying trees which will reward you year after year?