- The definition of a berry is a small fruit that grows from a single ovary in a plant.
Facts About the Berry
- Berries from the group called Aggregate Fruits are what most people recognize as berries. These fruits are collections of seeds that have formed from different ovaries within a single blossom. Each of the seeds has a matured ovary around it, which is the juice filled portion that animals and humans enjoy.
- Cranberries and blueberries are false berries because they are made from another part of the plant than the ovaries.
Examples of the Aggregate Fruit group are blackberries, raspberries and boysenberries.
- Berry means a dried seed or kernel of certain plants like coffee or wheat.
An example of a berry is a single grain of wheat.
- To berry is defined as to create a soft, fleshy fruit.
An example of to berry is a plant making fruit in the spring.
- Berry is defined as to look for and pick small berries.
An example of to berry is to go pick blackberries when they are growing wild.
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- any small, juicy, fleshy fruit, as a strawberry or raspberry
- the dry seed or kernel of various plants, as a coffee bean or wheat grain
- an egg of a lobster, crayfish, etc.
- Bot. a fleshy fruit with a soft wall and thin skin, as the tomato, grape, or cranberry
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English berie, a berry, grape, akin to Old Norse ber, Gothic weina-basi, literally , wine berry
- berrylike adjective
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noun pl. ber·ries
- Botany An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary and having the whole wall fleshy, such as the grape or tomato.
- A small, juicy, fleshy fruit, such as a blackberry or raspberry, regardless of its botanical structure.
- Any of various seeds or kernels, as of dried wheat.
- The small, dark egg of certain crustaceans or fishes.
- To hunt for or gather berries: went berrying in July.
- To bear or produce berries.
Origin: Middle English berye, from Old English berie; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.
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berry - Science Definition
- A simple fruit that has many seeds in a fleshy pulp. Grapes, bananas, tomatoes, and blueberries are berries. Compare drupe, pome. See more at simple fruit.
- A seed or dried kernel of certain kinds of grain or other plants such as wheat, barley, or coffee.
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