Definition of Berry

1. Noun. Any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves.

2. Verb. Pick or gather berries. "In the summer they like to go out and berry"; "We went berrying in the summer"
Generic synonyms: Cull, Pick, Pluck
Specialized synonyms: Blackberry

3. Noun. A small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry).
Specialized synonyms: Cranberry, Baneberry, Bacca, Simple Fruit
Generic synonyms: Fruit

4. Noun. United States rock singer (born in 1931).
Exact synonyms: Charles Edward Berry, Chuck Berry
Generic synonyms: Rock Star

Definition of Berry

1. n. Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc.

2. v. i. To bear or produce berries.

3. n. A mound; a hillock.

Definition of Berry

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name). ¹

3. Proper noun. (rare) (English female given name). ¹

4. Noun. A small fruit, of any one of many varieties. ¹

5. Noun. (botany) A soft fruit which develops from a superior ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits. ¹

6. Verb. To pick berries. ¹

7. Noun. (defn English) ¹

8. Noun. (dialectal) A burrow, especially a rabbit's burrow. ¹

9. Noun. An excavation; a military mine. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To beat; give a beating to; thrash. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To thresh (grain). ¹

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Definition of Berry

1. to produce berries (fleshy fruits) [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES]

Medical Definition of Berry

1. A fleshy or pulpy indehiscent fruit with the seed embedded in the fleshy tissue of the pericarp. Compare: drupe, pyrene. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Berry

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Literary usage of Berry

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"In 1802 some of the students, including Charles berry, developed heretical views. berry left Homer- ton, and in 1803, at the age of twenty, became minister ..."

2. Journal of Economic Entomology by Entomological Society of America, American Association of Economic Entomologists (1911)
"This insect may be called the California Chirstmas-berry tingis. ... The presence of the pest on the Christmas-berry can easily be detected by the brown, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1869)
"By Harrison berry, The Property of SW Price, Covington. ... The Speech of Henry berry, (of Jefferson,) in the House of Delegates of Virginia, ..."

4. The North American Sylva, Or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the by François André Michaux, Augustus L Hillhouse (1819)
"THE banks of the Delaware above Philadelphia may be considered as the north-eastern limit of the Hack berry. East of the mountains it is restricted within ..."

5. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1903)
"28. accordingly arrested and brought before berry at brought be- Worcester. berry, who joined to kindliness of heart fore berry. a spice of humour, ..."

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