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Ber·ry

(ber'ē),
James, Canadian surgeon, 1860-1946. See: Berry ligaments.

berry

a type of succulent, fleshy FRUIT produced by some plants, in which seeds are embedded in the pulp. The fruit is formed from the swollen tissue of the PERICARP. Examples of berries include tomato, grape, date, gooseberry, citrus fruits.
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They rested awhile, and finding berries ate them, then walked again.
So he left her and climbed the hill, and on its side he found many berries and a root that is good for food, and filled himself with them.
It moved slowly, but it enlightened my path, and I again went out in search of berries. I was still cold when under one of the trees I found a huge cloak, with which I covered myself, and sat down upon the ground.
When night came again I found, with pleasure, that the fire gave light as well as heat and that the discovery of this element was useful to me in my food, for I found some of the offals that the travellers had left had been roasted, and tasted much more savoury than the berries I gathered from the trees.
My mother set before me a dish of the berries. I filled my spoon, but before I raised it to my mouth I knew just how they would taste.
She remarked she was without them from the cutting frost; but the Reindeer dared not stand still; on he ran till he came to the great bush with the red berries, and there he set Gerda down, kissed her mouth, while large bright tears flowed from the animal's eyes, and then back he went as fast as possible.
He bore away to the left, stopping now and again to eat muskeg berries. His ankle had stiffened, his limp was more pronounced, but the pain of it was as nothing compared with the pain of his stomach.
It was composed of stringy filaments saturated with water, like the berries, and devoid of nourishment.
One day he was returning from the head of the valley, where he had gone with ewe's milk and oat cake and berries for the holy hermit, who was too old and feeble to provide himself with food.
Now as soon as the little boy had eaten all the food which his sister had left him, he went out into the woods, and gathered berries and dug up roots, and while the sun shone he was contented and had his fill.
But she has one thing in the drawer which she can venture to wear to-day, because she can hang it on the chain of dark-brown berries which she has been used to wear on grand days, with a tiny flat scent-bottle at the end of it tucked inside her frock; and she must put on her brown berries-- her neck would look so unfinished without it.
I had seen ice on the little horsepond that morning, and as we went through the garden we found the tall asparagus, with its red berries, lying on the ground, a mass of slimy green.