c e anderson berry


[ber-ee; for 2 also French be-ree]
Charles Edward Anderson ("Chuck") born 1926, U.S. rock-'n'-roll singer, musician, and composer.
Also, Berri. a former province in central France.
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berry (ˈbɛrɪ)
n , pl -ries
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
vb , -ries, -ries, -rying, -ried
5.  to bear or produce berries
6.  to gather or look for berries
[Old English berie; related to Old High German beri, Dutch bezie]

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 (ʒɑ̃ də frɑ̃s), 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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Word Origin & History

O.E. berie, a word that perhaps meant "grapes" at first, from P.Gmc. *basjom (cf. O.N. ber, M.Du. bere, Ger. beere), of unknown origin. This and apple are the only native fruit names.
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berry  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (běr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A simple fruit that has many seeds in a fleshy pulp. Grapes, bananas, tomatoes, and blueberries are berries. Compare drupe, pome. See more at simple fruit.

  2. A seed or dried kernel of certain kinds of grain or other plants such as wheat, barley, or coffee.

Our Living Language  : Cucumbers and tomatoes aren't usually thought of as berries, but to a botanist they are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. In botany, a berry is a fleshy kind of simple fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Many fruits that are popularly called berries have a different structure and thus are not true berries. For example, strawberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits, developed from multiple ovaries of a single flower. The mulberry is not a true berry either. It is a multiple fruit, like the pineapple, and is made up of the ovaries of several individual flowers.

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