Bear-berry

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Bear-berry a trailing plant of the heath family, a species of the Arbutus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bera; Ger. bär; cf. L. fera, a wild beast, akin to Gr. thēr, Æolian phēr.

Usage

In literature:

It nearly always has bears feeding on it, where the berries are thick.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Skim it clean, and but in a quarter of a peck of elder flowers from the tree that bears white berries, but do not keep them on the fire.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The Poha (Physalis edulis) is a quick growing shrub bearing a berry that makes excellent jelly and jam.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Coffee had formerly been cultivated here, and a few bushes still grew wild, bearing fragrant white flowers or bright red berries.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
It is very necessary also, especially with all sorts bearing large berries, that grapes be thinned in the cluster.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Are grapes upon the bramble borne, or doth The fig bear olive berries?
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
Like all other berries, the cultivated bear the largest and best fruit.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
And there sat a brown bear, eating berries as fast as he could.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES, the Sea Buckthorn, is one of the most brilliantly coloured of all berry-bearing shrubs.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
It bears male and female flowers on distinct plants; the red berries often last till the next season's flowers appear.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
This tree may be laden with lovely white flowers in spring, but it will bear no berries in winter.
"The Pearl Story Book" by Various
Roses and all but the tenderest flowers thrive, and berries grow large and of delicious flavor, bearing abundantly.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Many of these are berry bearing, thus working into the bird scheme.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
He said that at this season bears were found on the mountains and hillsides in search of berries and were apt to be saucy.
"Canoeing in the wilderness" by Henry David Thoreau
The guelder rose bears juicy, red, elliptical berries, 1/3 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
The black bear loves sweets and berries far better than any flesh food, however dainty.
"Hoof and Claw" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Both bear red berries, and their leaves are profusely luxuriant.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
It seems that while he had his head raised, and was busy gathering and eating berries, he almost stumbled over an old bear and her cub.
"True Bear Stories" by Joaquin Miller
There may be half a dozen bear feeding in a berry-patch.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

Earth, bear a berry!
Heaven, bear a light!
Man, make you merry
On Christmas Night.
"The Shepherd and The King" by Eleanor Farjeon
"I cannot bear to watch this piece meal starving,
So, while they run and play,
Or gather fagots for me, or pick berries
To eat, I'll come away!"
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
Take, since you bade it should bear,
These, of the seed of your sowing,
Blossom or berry or weed.
Sweet though they be not, or fair,
That the dew of your word kept growing,
Sweet at least was the seed.
"Dedication To Joseph Mazzini" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Jars of bear fat with tinnik berries.
Last year's Super Bowl coaches, Mike Ditka of the Chicago Bears and Raymond Berry of the New England Patriots, saw two different games yesterday when the Giants beat the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI .
Last year's Super Bowl coaches, Mike Ditka of the Chicago Bears and Raymond Berry of the New England Patriots, are the sources for the scouting reports on today's Super Bowl teams.
After a season of scant berries and beechnuts, scrawny bear cubs have been wandering into some - 8:13 am.
Wielding a chainsaw, sculptor Dave Clarke coaxes the figure of a bear out of a stump of wood at Knott's Berry Farm Tuesday.
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