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Pronunciation: (ber'ē), [key]
n., pl. -ries,
v., -ried, -ry•ing.

1. any small, usually stoneless, juicy fruit, irrespective of botanical structure, as the huckleberry, strawberry, or hackberry.
2. Bot.a simple fruit having a pulpy pericarp in which the seeds are embedded, as the grape, gooseberry, currant, or tomato.
3. a dry seed or kernel, as of wheat.
4. the hip of the rose.
5. one of the eggs of a lobster, crayfish, etc.
6. the berries, Older Slang.someone or something very attractive or unusual.

1. to gather or pick berries: We went berrying this morning.
2. to bear or produce berries.


Pronunciation: (ber'ē; for 2 also Fr. be-rē'), [key]
1. Charles Edward Anderson (“Chuck”), born 1926, U.S. rock-'n'-roll singer, musician, and composer.
2. Also,Ber'ri.a former province in central France.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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