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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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berry, botanical term for a class of fleshy fruit lacking a stony layer, so that all of the fruit wall is fleshy or pulpy. The grape berry, popularly known as the grape, is a prime example. It consists of two carpels, denoted by its two locules (internal spaces) in each of which are borne two ovules which may develop into seeds, giving in most cases a maximum of four seeds per berry. For more details, see grape.