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Berry

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Pronunciation: /ˈberi
 
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  • A former province of central France; chief town, Bourges.

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There are 2 definitions of Berry in English:

berry

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛri
 
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noun (plural berries)

  • 1A small roundish juicy fruit without a stone: juniper berries
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    • Add the black peppercorns, juniper berries, thyme, rosemary, sage, lovage, and bay leaf.
    • The primary flavoring agent, the one used by all producers is the juniper berry.
    • Using a mortar and pestle, mix the berries with the muscovado sugar and lime juice, crush roughly and leave to marinade with the purple basil leaves.
  • 1.1 Botany Any fruit that has its seeds enclosed in a fleshy pulp, for example a banana or tomato.
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    • For the number of flowers, berries and seeds per fruit, ten inflorescences were used, each inflorescence sampling from a different vine or cutting.
    • Drupes and berries, the classic fleshy fruits, first appeared in the late Cretaceous or early Tertiary.
    • A varied composition provides continuity of food supply for birds and small mammals, with seeds, fruits and berries ripening at different times.
  • 2Any of various kernels or seeds, such as the coffee bean.
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    • The tiny borer spends its entire larval life inside the coffee berry, which encases the seed, commonly known as the coffee bean.
    • These fussy foragers pick the best and ripest coffee berries.
    • Red coffee berries are plucked from the tree and roasted on a griddle.
  • 3A fish egg or roe of a lobster or similar creature.

verb

[no object] (usually as noun berrying) Back to top  
  • Gather berries.
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    • After tea we went berrying.
    • The next afternoon he went berrying with a little boy who lived next door.
    • He rode about with Uncle Frank in the grocery wagon, he tended store, he fished, and went berrying.

Derivatives

berried

adjective
[often in combination]: red-berried elder trees
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  • To one side is flowering vegetation and to the other an alert exotic bird shrieks from a ball finial beside a potted berried bush and a teapot, insects and butterflies whirl above.
  • In the West we have used our native holly, ivy and mistletoe rather than any other foliage plant or berried bush, sometimes separately, sometimes in combination in the form of a wreath or garland.
  • The stormcock, a fine and appropriate alternative name for the mistle thrush, will defend a berried bush, especially in hard weather, against other birds of the thrush family, blackbirds, song thrushes; and our winter visitors the redwings and fieldfares.

Origin

Old English berie, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bes and German Beere.

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