Berry meaning

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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.
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The definition of a berry is a small fruit that grows from a single ovary in a plant.
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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.

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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.

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To berry is defined as to create a soft, fleshy fruit.

An example of to berry is a plant making fruit in the spring.

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An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary and having the whole wall fleshy, such as a grape or tomato.
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A small, juicy, fleshy fruit, such as a blackberry or raspberry, regardless of its botanical structure.
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Any of various seeds or dried kernels, as of wheat.
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One of the eggs of certain fishes or crustaceans, such as lobsters.
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To hunt for or gather berries.

Went berrying in July.

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To bear or produce berries.
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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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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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Any small, juicy, fleshy fruit, as a strawberry or raspberry.
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The dry seed or kernel of various plants, as a coffee bean or wheat grain.
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An egg of a lobster, crayfish, etc.
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A fleshy fruit with a soft wall and thin skin, as the tomato, grape, or cranberry.
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To produce berries.
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To look for and pick berries.
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Historical region in central France: chief city, Bourges.
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A simple fruit that has many seeds in a fleshy pulp. Grapes, bananas, tomatoes, and blueberries are berries.
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A seed or dried kernel of certain kinds of grain or other plants such as wheat, barley, or coffee.
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A small fruit, of any one of many varieties.
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(botany) A soft fruit which develops from a single ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits.
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A coffee bean.
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One of the ova or eggs of a fish.

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To pick berries.

On summer days Grandma used to take us berrying, whether we wanted to go or not.

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To bear or produce berries.
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(now chiefly dialectal) A mound; a barrow.
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(dialectal) A burrow, especially a rabbit's burrow.
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To beat; give a beating to; thrash.
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To thresh (grain).
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A surname​.
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A male given name.
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(rare) A female given name.
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Origin of berry

  • Middle English berye from Old English berie bhā-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English berye, from Old English beriġe, from Proto-Germanic *bazją (compare German Beere, Danish bær), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰes- (“to blow, chew, rub”) (compare Tocharian B pās- (“to whisper”), Albanian therr (“thorn,”), Ancient Greek ψάω (psaō, “I rub”), Sanskrit बभस्ति (bábhasti, “he chews, devours”)). For the semantic development, compare Old Church Slavonic гроуша (gruša, “pear”), from гроушити (grušiti, “to break, destroy”); Latin pirum (“pear”), from *peis- (“to stick, pound”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English beryen, berien, from Old English *berian (found only in past participle ġebered (“crushed, kneaded, harassed, oppressed, vexed”)), from Proto-Germanic *barjaną (“to beat, hit”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to rip, cut, split, grate”). Cognate with Scots berry, barry (“to thresh, thrash”), German beren (“to beat, knead”), Icelandic berja (“to beat”), Latin feriō (“strike, hit”, verb).

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  • From Middle English berȝe, berghe, from Old English beorġe, dative form of beorg (“mountain, hill, mound, barrow”), from Proto-Germanic *bergaz (“mountain, hill”). More at barrow.

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  • Variant of Bury and Barry. The given name is also a pet form of names beginning with Ber-.

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  • From berry, also a pet form of Beryl and Berenice.

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  • From Middle English bery (“a burrow”). More at burrow.

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