Berry vs bury

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A berry is a small edible fruit that has seeds but not a stone. Berry may also refer to the kernel of a seed, or the egg of a lobster. Berry may be used as a verb, related words are berries, berried, berrying. Berry comes from the Old English word berie.  The plural of berry is berries.

Bury means to place a dead body in a grave or to hide something underground, such as treasure. Bury may also used figuratively, to indicate hiding something or to disappear into deep concentration. Bury comes from the Old English word byrgan, which means to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter.


These summery tarts are filled with a strawberry fool; a lovely way to use up any squishy fruit. (The Telegraph)

If desired, lightly press berries, chocolate chips or bananas into batter. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

In her mug for the new year: rejuvenating goji berry and ginger tea, which will be added to the menu this month. (The New York Times)

PSA: Do not park in this guy’s space. He will bury your car in snow. (The Washington Post)

Working out of a remodeled goat barn in the small town of Boring, Oregon, [pop. 8,000], Elizabeth Fournier is doing her part to change the way Americans bury their dead. (People Magazine)

In a report outlining the council’s proposed approach, the head of recreation and sport, John Filsell, said the area chosen to bury the material was in a part of QEII Park that would not be redeveloped, so there was a low risk it would be disturbed in the future. (The Press)

“This is your chance to find and claim buried treasure without having to start from scratch—I found the spot, now you go and get it,” the post reads. (Outside Magazine)