Definition of “berry” - English Dictionary

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“berry” in British English

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berrynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈber.i/ us /ˈber.i/

B2 a small, round fruit on particular plants and trees


  • She survived in the forest by eating berries and trapping small animals and birds.
  • Gin is made from juniper berries, isn't it?
  • You must never eat the berries from that bush - they are poisonous.
  • Rachel took a nice juicy berry from the basket and popped it into her mouth.
  • The birds have devastated my strawberry plants - there's not a single berry left.

(Definition of “berry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“berry” in American English

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berrynoun [ C ]

us /ˈber·i/

any of various small, round fruits that grow on plants and trees

(Definition of “berry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)