- Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc.
- [Bot] A small fruit that is pulpy or succulent throughout, having seeds loosely imbedded in the pulp, as the currant, grape, blueberry.
- The coffee bean.
- One of the ova or eggs of a fish.
Etymology: OE. berie, AS. berie berige; akin to D. bes, G. beere, OS. and OHG. beri, Icel. ber, Sw. bär, Goth. basi, and perh. Skr. bhas to eat