Definition of


  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

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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

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