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berry

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noun ber·ry \ˈber-ē, ˈbe-rē\

Definition of berry

plural

berries

  1. 1 a :  a pulpy and usually edible fruit (as a strawberry, raspberry, or checkerberry) of small size irrespective of its structure b :  a simple fruit (as a grape, blueberry, tomato, or cucumber) with a pulpy or fleshy pericarp c :  the dry seed of some plants (as wheat)

  2. 2 :  an egg of a fish or lobster

Origin and Etymology of berry

Middle English berye, from Old English berie; akin to Old High German beri berry


First Known Use: before 12th century


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berry

verb ber·ry

Definition of berry

berried

berrying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bear or produce berries <a berrying shrub>

  3. 2 :  to gather or seek berries

Circa 1780

First Known Use of berry

circa 1780


Berry

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geographical name Ber·ry \be-ˈrē\

Definition of Berry

  1. former province cen France ∗ Bourges


BERRY Defined for English Language Learners

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berry

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noun ber·ry \ˈber-ē, ˈbe-rē\

Definition of berry for English Language Learners

  • : a small fruit (such as a strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry) that has many small seeds


BERRY Defined for Kids

berry

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noun ber·ry \ˈber-ē\

Definition of berry for Students

plural

berries

  1. 1 :  a small juicy and usually edible fruit (as a strawberry)

  2. 2 :  a fruit (as a grape or tomato) in which the ripened ovary wall is fleshy

  3. 3 :  a dry seed (as of the coffee plant)


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