Definition of

Berry

  1. (noun, food) any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
  2. (noun, person) United States rock singer (born in 1931)
  3. (noun, plant) a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)
  4. (verb, contact) pick or gather berries

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Berry

  1. O.E. berie, a word that perhaps meant "grapes" at first, from P.Gmc. *basjom (cf. O.N. ber, M.Du. bere, Ger. beere), of unknown origin. This and apple are the only native fruit names. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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