I. noun (plural berries) Etymology: Middle English berye, from Old English berie; akin to Old High German beri berry Date: before 12th century 1. a. a pulpy and usually edible fruit (as a strawberry, raspberry, or checkerberry) of small size irrespective of its structure b. a simple fruit (as a grape, blueberry, tomato, or cucumber) with a pulpy or fleshy pericarp c. the dry seed of some plants (as wheat) 2. an egg of a fish or lobster II. intransitive verb (berried; berrying) Date: circa 1780 1. to bear or produce berries <
a berrying shrub
2. to gather or seek berries

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