• IPA: /ˈbɛɹi/

berry (plural berries)

  1. A small succulent fruit, of any one of many varieties.
  2. (botany) A soft fruit which develops from a single ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits.
  3. A coffee bean.
  4. One of the ova or eggs of a fish.
  5. (slang, US, African American) A police car.
Translations Translations Verb

berry (berries, present participle berrying; past berried, past participle berried)

  1. To pick berries.
    On summer days Grandma used to take us berrying, whether we wanted to go or not.
  2. To bear or produce berries.

berry (plural berries)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A mound; a barrow.

berry (plural berries)

  1. (dialectal) A burrow, especially a rabbit's burrow.
  2. An excavation; a military mine.

berry (berries, present participle berrying; past and past participle berried)

  1. (transitive) To beat; give a beating to; thrash.
  2. (transitive) To thresh (grain).

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name.
    • 1930 P. G. Wodehouse, Big Money, Colliers' Weekly, Vol.86, page 110:
      "Beresford Conway. All my pals call me Berry."
    • 1979 Berry Gordy, Movin' Up. Pop Gordy Tells His Story, Harper & Row, ISBN 0060220546, page 9:
      Since my father's name was Berry Gordy, he named me Berry Gordy. There's no middle name.
Proper noun
  1. (rare) A female given name.
    • 2002 James Hadley Chase, Not My Thing, House of Stratus, ISBN 1842321153, page 152:
      "I'm Beryl Shaddock. Call me Berry," the girl said.
    • 2005 Sandra-Kay Austin, The Old Man's Secret, Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1412071941, page 34:
      "What's with your dad calling you 'Berry' anyway? What kind of name is 'Berry'?" "Oh, it's short for Huckleberry," she replied, as if that explained everything.

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