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dog·ber·ry

 (dôg′bĕr′ē, dŏg′-)
n.
1. Any of various wild fruit-bearing shrubs or trees, such as a dogwood, gooseberry, or mountain ash.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.

dogberry

(ˈdɒɡˌbɛrɪ; -bərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of certain plants that have berry-like fruits, such as the European dogwood or the bearberry
2. (Cookery) the fruit of any of these plants

dogberry

(ˈdɒɡˌbɛrɪ; -bərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes capital) a foolish, meddling, and usually old official
[after Dogberry, character in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing (1598)]
ˈdogberryˌism n

dog•ber•ry

(ˈdɔgˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈdɒg-)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the berry or fruit of any of various plants, as the chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia, or the mountain ash, Sorbus americana.
2. the plant itself.
[1545–55]