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Bery, Berry, n. Also: berie, berrie. [ME. bery, berie (e.m.E. berry, berrie). OE. berie, berᵹe.] A berry. 1490 Irland Mir. MS. 245 b.
The wyn [is made] of mony rasingis and beriis
1513 Doug. iii. ix. 110.
My wrachit fude was berreis of the brymmyl
1531 Bell. Boece I. 46.
Levand, in the somer, on … rutis of herbis, and beryis
1549 Compl. 144/35.
There maist delegat refectione vas acquorns, vyild berreis, … rutis & eirbis
a1570-86 J. Maitland M. Fol. clxxvii. 96.
Nor [do thou] bett the bus that vthairis eattis the bereis
1595 Duncan Appendix.
Acinus, the kirnell of a rasing or berrie

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