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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Honeyberry \Hon"ey*ber`ry\, n.; pl. {-berries}.
     The fruit of either of two trees having sweetish berries: (a)
     An Old World hackberry ({Celtis australis}). (b) In the West
     Indies, the genip ({Melicocca bijuga}).
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]



From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Berry \Ber"ry\, n.; pl. {Berries}. [OE. berie, AS. berie,
     berige; akin to D. bes, G. beere, OS. and OHG. beri, Icel.
     ber, Sw. b[aum]r, Goth. basi, and perh. Skr. bhas to eat.]
     1. Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry,
        huckleberry, etc.
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     2. (Bot.) A small fruit that is pulpy or succulent
        throughout, having seeds loosely imbedded in the pulp, as
        the currant, grape, blueberry.
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     3. The coffee bean.
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     4. One of the ova or eggs of a fish. --Travis.
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     {In berry}, containing ova or spawn.
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