Definitions for Berry
ˈbɛr i; Fr. bɛˈriber·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Berry.
any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)
Berry, Chuck Berry, Charles Edward Berryverb
United States rock singer (born in 1931)
pick or gather berries
"We went berrying in the summer"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Any small fruit, with many seeds or small stones.
Etymology: berig, Sax. from beran, to bear.
She smote the ground, the which straight forth did yield
A fruitful olive tree, with berries spread,
That all the gods admir’d. Edmund Spenser, Muiopotmos.
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle,
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best,
Neighbour’d by fruit of basest quality. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
To bear berries.
Etymology: from the noun.
A berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit. Typically, berries are juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet, sour or tart, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present. Common examples are strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, red currants, white currants and blackcurrants. In Britain, soft fruit is a horticultural term for such fruits.In common usage, the term "berry" differs from the scientific or botanical definition of a fruit produced from the ovary of a single flower in which the outer layer of the ovary wall develops into an edible fleshy portion (pericarp). The botanical definition includes many fruits that are not commonly known or referred to as berries, such as grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, bananas, and chili peppers. Fruits commonly considered berries but excluded by the botanical definition include strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, which are aggregate fruits and mulberries, which are multiple fruits. Watermelons and pumpkins are giant berries that fall into the category "pepos". A plant bearing berries is said to be bacciferous or baccate. Berries are eaten worldwide and often used in jams, preserves, cakes, or pies. Some berries are commercially important. The berry industry varies from country to country as do types of berries cultivated or growing in the wild. Some berries such as raspberries and strawberries have been bred for hundreds of years and are distinct from their wild counterparts, while other berries, such as lingonberries and cloudberries, grow almost exclusively in the wild. While many berries are edible, some are poisonous to humans, such as deadly nightshade and pokeweed. Others, such as the white mulberry, red mulberry, and elderberry, are poisonous when unripe, but are edible when ripe.
A berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit, characterized by simple ovaries, a fleshy or soft pericarp, and commonly containing multiple seeds. They are usually juicy, brightly colored, and vary in taste from sweet to tart. Examples include grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and bananas, though many fruits commonly referred to as berries (such as strawberries and raspberries) do not fit the botanical definition.
any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc
a small fruit that is pulpy or succulent throughout, having seeds loosely imbedded in the pulp, as the currant, grape, blueberry
the coffee bean
one of the ova or eggs of a fish
to bear or produce berries
a mound; a hillock
The botanical definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary. Grapes are an example. The berry is the most common type of fleshy fruit in which the entire ovary wall ripens into an edible pericarp. They may have one or more carpels with a thin covering and fleshy interiors. The seeds are usually embedded in the flesh of the ovary. A plant that bears berries is said to be bacciferous or baccate. In everyday English, "berry" is a term for any small edible fruit. These "berries" are usually juicy, round or semi-oblong, brightly coloured, sweet or sour, and do not have a stone or pit, although many seeds may be present. Many berries, such as the tomato, are edible, but others in the same family, such as the fruits of the deadly nightshade and the fruits of the potato are poisonous to humans. Some berries, such as Capsicum, have space rather than pulp around their seeds.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ber′i, n. a popular term for any small succulent fruit, but restricted in botanical language to simple fruits with pericarp succulent throughout, whether developed from superior (grape, potato, bitternut, belladonna, bryony, asparagus, tomato), or more commonly inferior ovary (gooseberry, currant, barberry, bilberry, &c.)—thus, strictly, the strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, are not berries.—v.i. to come into berry, to swell.—adj. Ber′ried, bearing berries. [A.S. berie.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
(anc. Biturigum regis), Central France; held by the Romans since the conquest by Cæsar, 58-50 B.C., till it was subdued by the Visigoths; from whom it was taken by Clovis in 507.
A prostitute, particularly one who is addicted to drugs. (also known as a Strawberry) "Strawberry, Strawberry is the neighborhood ho" -- [Eazy-E/Ice Cube] (Dopeman). "Berry flashing those high beams" refers to a prostitute showing her breasts as is often done to attract johns. "Didn't even see a berry flashing those high beams" -- Ice Cube ("It Was A Good Day").
Blue Berry, a type of weed.
A hot woman. It all comes from the famous saying that is mocked in Friday: "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice." -- Chris Tucker
A type of cultivar, plant, seed, tree, bush, shrub or vine created and cultivated in various species.
There are so many varieties of berries e.g. blackberry, blueberry, strawberry and gooseberry.
Submitted by MaryC on April 18, 2020
A type of fruit created and cultivated in various shapes.
Berries are a popular fruit and are used for a variety of purposes, e.g. fruit, dried to add to a cereal product, eaten as a snack, used to make a variety of conserve of jam etc.
Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2016
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Berry is ranked #222 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Berry surname appeared 132,812 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 45 would have the surname Berry.
70.6% or 93,845 total occurrences were White.
23.1% or 30,693 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 3,360 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 3,108 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 1,062 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 744 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Berry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Berry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We understand the concerns and questions that exist but are confident in the extensive work Andrew Berry and Andrew Berry staff have done to feel confident about Andrew Berry joining our organization, it was important for us to meet with Deshaun in person as part of our team’s evaluation process. We had a candid conversation regarding his approach to coming into our organization and community. I ’m looking forward to the opportunity to coach Deshaun. He is ready to put in the hard work needed to help our team improve and make a positive impact in our community.
Overall, I would give vitex or chaste berry a thumbs up.
The TV personality adds that many Hollywood stars are working to stop paparazzi from snapping pictures of celebs ’ children. I know that everyone is doing a lot … Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, Angelina and Brad ; everyone is trying to do something about it, Halle Berry said. I don’t know when a change is going to happen as long as we’re a free country and people have freedom of speech, and can do what they want so-to-speak. I think we’re kind of open game. i ’m exposing them to everything in this world ; the good, the bad and the ugly and when they’re 18 I hope they don’t say, ‘ well, I did n’t know this side of things. I was never exposed to that. ’ We try to give them everything.
I would say for that for the most part, the traditional use— which is quite broad and extensive [and] I regard very highly— currently exceeds the human clinical studies, there have been human studies showing that vitex or chaste berry works, and it seems to work well. There are no serious negative effects that we know of.
We understand the concerns and questions that exist but are confident in the extensive work Andrew Berry and Andrew Berry staff have done to feel confident about Andrew Berry joining The Browns organization, it was important for us to meet with Deshaun in person as part of our team’s evaluation process. We had a candid conversation regarding his approach to coming into our organization and community. I ’m looking forward to the opportunity to coach Deshaun. He is ready to put in the hard work needed to help our team improve and make a positive impact in our community.
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Translations for Berry
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- توت, حبةArabic
- baiaCatalan, Valencian
- baie, petit fruitFrench
- dearc, sùbhScottish Gaelic
- coccola, baccaItalian
- 木の実, ベリー, 果実Japanese
- 딸기류, 장과, 漿果Korean
- урук, жер-жемиш чогултуу, кофе даны, жемиш, анжыр, жер жемишKyrgyz
- BierLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- didzéNavajo, Navaho
- бо̀бица, bòbicaSerbo-Croatian
- quả mọngVietnamese
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