noun (plural berries)
- 1A small roundish juicy fruit without a stone: juniper berriesMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
verb[no object] (usually as noun berrying) Back to top
- Gather berries.More example sentences
- 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.
- [often in combination]: red-berried elder treesMore example sentences
- 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.
Old English berie, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bes and German Beere.
More definitions of BerryDefinition of berry in:
- The US English dictionary