berrylike

adjective

ber·​ry·​like ˈber-ē-ˌlīk How to pronounce berrylike (audio)
ˈbe-rē-
1
: resembling a berry especially in size or structure
2
: being small and rounded : coccoid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Female trees often sprout blue berrylike cones, and the male trees are responsible for releasing pollen. Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2023 Ruby Hibiscus Water, a bottled beverage made in New York, conveys the plant’s signature tartness, in a richer, more berrylike brew. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2022 And if in doubt, try Red Rover, a dark, berrylike shade that works well for nearly everyone. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of berrylike was in 1722

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“Berrylike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berrylike. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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