Raisin vs Berry - What's the difference?

raisin | berry |


As a noun raisin

is a dried grape.

As a proper noun berry is

or berry can be (rare).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

raisin

English

(wikipedia raisin)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A dried grape.
  • Usage notes

    In the USA, raisin refers to any kind of dried grape. In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, raisin' is reserved for the dried large dark grape, with '''sultana''' meaning the dried large white grape, and ' currant meaning the dried small Black Corinth grape.

    Anagrams

    * ----

    berry

    English

    (wikipedia berry)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .Vladimir Orel, ''A Handbook of Germanic Etymology , s.v. “*?azjan” (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 40.

    Noun

    (berries)
  • A small fruit, of any one of many varieties.
  • (botany) A soft fruit which develops from a single ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits.
  • A coffee bean.
  • One of the ova or eggs of a fish.
  • (Travis)
    Derived terms
    * apple-berry * Avignon berry * baneberry * barberry * bayberry * bearberry * beautyberry * the berries * berry alder * berry-bearing alder * berry-button * berrying * berryless * berry sugar * berry wax * bilberry, billberry * blackberry * blaeberry * blueberry * boxberry * boysenberry * bramberry * brambleberry * bread-berry * buckthorn berry * buffalo berry, buffalo-berry, buffaloberry * bulberry, bullberry, bull berry * bunchberry * candleberry * cassioberry * checker-berry, checkerberry * China-berry, chinaberry * choke-berry, chokeberry * Christmas berry * cloudberry * coffee-berry * coral-berry, coralberry * cow-berry, cowberry * crackerberry * cranberry * crowberry * cubeb berry * curlew-berry * dabbery, dayberry, deberry * deerberry * dew-berry, dewberry * dangleberry, tangleberry * dingleberry * dogberry * dway-berry * egg-berry * elderberry * farkleberry * feaberry * fen-berry * foxberry * French berry * fryberry * gallberry * gooseberry * guavaberry * hackberry, hagberry, heckberry, hegberry * heathberry, heath-berry * hedge-berry, hedgeberry * heurtleberry, hurtleberry * hillberry * hindberry * honeyberry * hound-berry, hound's-berry * huckleberry * hurtleberry * ink-berry, inkberry * ivenberry, ivy-berry * Juneberry * knotberry, knoutberry * lemonade berry * lingberry, lingenberry, lingonberry * logan berry, loganberry * marionberry * marlberry * moss-berry, mossberry * mulberry * myrtle-berry * nannyberry * naseberry * nessberry * nub-berry * one-berry * oso-berry * partridge berry, partridge-berry, partridgeberry * peaberry * Persian berry * pigeon-berry * poison berry * pokeberry * quinsy-berry * raccoon-berry, racoon-berry * ramble-berry * raspberry * Rhein-berry * riberry * roan-berry, rowan-berry * roebuck-berry * rumberry * salal berry * salmon berry, salmonberry * scald-berry * sea-berry * service-berry, serviceberry * shadberry * sheepberry * silverberry * smurfberry * snowberry * soapberry * sparkleberry * spiceberry * strawberry * sugar berry, sugar-berry, sugarberry * sunberry * tayberry * tea-berry, teaberry * tetter-berry * thimbleberry * timberry * tummelberry * twinberry * veitchberry * wax-berry, waxberry * wheat berry * whinberry * whortleberry * wickeyberry tree * wineberry * winterberry * wolfberry * wonderberry * Worcesterberry * yellow berry * youngberry
    References

    Verb

  • To pick berries.
  • On summer days Grandma used to take us berrying , whether we wanted to go or not.
  • To bear or produce berries.
  • Usage notes
    * Unlikely to be used to refer to commercial harvesting of berries.
    Derived terms
    *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

    (berries)
  • A mound; a barrow.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (berries)
  • (dialectal) A burrow, especially a rabbit's burrow.
  • An excavation; a military mine.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) *.

    Verb

  • To beat; give a beating to; thrash.
  • To thresh (grain).