any small, usually stoneless, juicy fruit, irrespective of botanical structure, as the huckleberry, strawberry, or hackberry.
Botany. a simple fruit having a pulpy pericarp in which the seeds are embedded, as the grape, gooseberry, currant, or tomato.
a dry seed or kernel, as of wheat.
the hip of the rose.
one of the eggs of a lobster, crayfish, etc.
the berries, Older Slang. someone or something very attractive or unusual.
to gather or pick berries:
We went berrying this morning.
to bear or produce berries.
Charles Edward Anderson (“Chuck”) born 1926, U.S. rock-‘n’-roll singer, musician, and composer.
Also, Berri. a former province in central France.
Contemporary Examples

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Surprise! Halle Berry’s Career Is ‘Extant’ Jason Lynch July 8, 2014
Halle Berry Gets Lost in Anistonland Allison Samuels March 1, 2011
‘I Just Thought He Was Odd’: Neighbors of the Cleveland Kidnapper on What They Saw Christine Pelisek May 7, 2013
Halle Berry’s Custody Fight Gets Physical Allison Samuels November 28, 2012

Historical Examples

Young Lucretia and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins
The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
Scientific American Supplement No. 275 Various

noun (pl) -ries
any of various small edible fruits such as the blackberry and strawberry
(botany) an indehiscent fruit with two or more seeds and a fleshy pericarp, such as the grape or gooseberry
any of various seeds or dried kernels, such as a coffee bean
the egg of a lobster, crayfish, or similar animal
verb (intransitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
to bear or produce berries
to gather or look for berries
(ˈbɛrɪ). Chuck, full name Charles Edward Berry. born 1926, US rock-and-roll guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His frequently covered songs include “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), “Memphis, Tennessee” (1959), and “Promised Land” (1964)
(French) (bɛri). Jean de France (ʒɑ̃ də frɑ̃s), Duc de. 1340–1416, French prince, son of King John II; coregent (1380–88) for Charles VI and a famous patron of the arts

Our Living Language : Cucumbers and tomatoes aren’t usually thought of as berries, but to a botanist they are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. In botany, a berry is a fleshy kind of simple fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Many fruits that are popularly called berries have a different structure and thus are not true berries. For example, strawberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits, developed from multiple ovaries of a single flower. The mulberry is not a true berry either. It is a multiple fruit, like the pineapple, and is made up of the ovaries of several individual flowers.


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