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Berry

(bĕrē`), former province, central France. Bourges, the capital, and Châteauroux are the chief towns. Cattle are raised on the Champagne Berrichonne, a semiarid plateau that covers most of the region. The valleys of the Indre and the Cher rivers are rich farming areas. A part of Roman Aquitaine, Berry was made a county in the 8th cent., and was purchased (1101) by the French crown. In 1360 it was made a duchy. It was held as an appanage by various royal princes until 1601, when it reverted to the crown.

berry:

see fruitfruit,
matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo plantlet begins to form, the surrounding ovule (see pistil) develops into a seed and the ovary wall (pericarp) around the
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Berry

 

an indehiscent, usually many-seeded fruit. Unlike what occurs in an apple, all of the layers of a berry’s pericarp become succulent at the time of maturation. The seeds have a thick skin that protects the embryo from damage while passing through the digestive tract of animals. The berries of many plants (cranberry, red whortleberry, bilberry, grapes) are used in foods, and some (bilberry) are used medicinally. The berries of some plants (European bitter-sweet, honeysuckle) are poisonous. The fruits of the strawberry, raspberry, fig, and other plants are frequently incorrectly referred to as berries.

berry

[′ber·ē]
(botany)
A usually small, simple, fleshy or pulpy fruit, such as a strawberry, grape, tomato, or banana.

berry

1. any of various small edible fruits such as the blackberry and strawberry
2. Botany an indehiscent fruit with two or more seeds and a fleshy pericarp, such as the grape or gooseberry
3. any of various seeds or dried kernels, such as a coffee bean
4. the egg of a lobster, crayfish, or similar animal

Berry

1. 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)
2. Jean de France , Duc de. 1340--1416, French prince, son of King John II; coregent (1380--88) for Charles VI and a famous patron of the arts
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After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
Faintly smacking his withered lips over it for a moment, the old negro muttered, Best cooked 'teak I eber taste; joosy, berry joosy.
him neber plain of notin - but him berry sick for all dat.
I shall order you destroyed in a few minutes, so you will have no need to ruin our pretty melon vines and berry bushes.
which I made by crushing a black variety of berry and mixing it with water) before attaching my signature, when faintly from the valley far below came an unmistakable sound which brought me to my feet, trembling with excitement, to peer eagerly downward from my dizzy ledge.
returned the Carrier, standing in the portal, with his brown face ruddy as a winter berry from the keen night air.
I've got a little shack back here in the bush a hundred yards, and a pretty spring, and a few fruit trees and berry bushes.
He inspected the grass beneath him, the moss- berry plant just beyond, and the dead trunk of the blasted pine that stood on the edge of an open space among the trees.
If you have a minute to spare before you go, child, I wish you'd just make Mac a fresh shade; this has got a berry stain on it, and he must be tidy, for he is to go out to-morrow if it is a cloudy day," said Mrs.
In Berry it is the women that are sour, but the wines are rich.
A muskeg berry is a bit of seed enclosed in a bit of water.
There were great stables, where a dozen grooms and boys held forth, rows of vine-clad servants' cottages, an endless and orderly array of outhouses, long grape arbors, green pastures, orchards, and berry patches.