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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

berry

[′ber·ē]
(botany)
A usually small, simple, fleshy or pulpy fruit, such as a strawberry, grape, tomato, or banana.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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He himself may have gone berry picking, as he also reports that many of the ship's crew "were always ashore picking Berrys" (1968: 119).
Elder Elizabeth Colin explains some the history of transportation with respect to berry picking as well as her strategies for "getting rides" today.
Berry picking is an activity that appeals to our ingrained hunter-gatherer instincts and traditions tracing back to earlier time.
The band currently offers tour packages, including bird watching, nature hikes and wild berry picking. Visitors stay in cabins on Bedford and East Rous islands or sleep in a lakeside tipi.
There are many u-pick farms in the area, and going on a berry picking expedition in late summer could provide needed inspiration (and free advice from the farmer!).
As do black bears in the wilderness frontier towns of Canada forage amongst the municipal rubbish tips,only to be rewarded after minutes with a high calorie meal that would otherwise have taken an afternoon's laborious berry picking; so do the gulls that inhabit our shores.
These emissions are in addition to the extensive fragmentation of the forests, the displacement of hundreds of acres of soil by surface mines, vast amounts of land that lie unreclaimed, and the erasure of indigenous history through the destruction of traplines, berry picking sites, fishing holes, and medicinal plants.
She didn't know she was breaking with a long-established honor system for berry picking. During berry season farms all over Switzerland open their fields to U-pick clients (the signs say "selbst pflucken" or "auto cueillette").
The women are acutely aware of the endangered status of their languages and are actively 'trying to get it back.' This is not the case with, say, Sechelt berry picking, which is seen as 'something we do.'
* It's Berry Picking Time When studying a unit on bears, have children read books with related themes, such as Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.
When I first seed Cholly I want you to know it was like all the bits of color from that time down home when us chil'ren went berry picking after a funeral and I put some in the pocket of my Sunday dress, and they mashed up and stained my hips.