A culinary berry is any small, edible fruit, such as strawberries or raspberries. True botanical berries are defined by how the fruit was formed, and neither strawberries or raspberries are true berries. True berries include blueberries, tomatoes, capsicums, cranberries and grapes. There are many other botanical berries that are not edible. All of these true berries have the fruit made from a single ovary with the seeds inside.
Scientific name: rubus fruticosus
Blackberries are the fruit of a very thorny plant closely related to the raspberry. They spread quickly by sending roots under the ground that then sprout new plants. They can easily get unmanageable and are hard to keep under control because of the thorns. Today, you can buy thornless blackberries. Blackberries are most often used to make jam.
Scientific name: vaccinium cyanococcus
The blueberry is the fruit of a small bush. You can eat them fresh, but they are also sold frozen, dried and puréed. You can use blueberries in jams, pies, muffins, snack foods, and cereals.
The boundary of something is the edge or border of an area. The wall in the picture marks the boundary of ancient China.
You bury something when you cover it up with sand or dirt. The boy in the picture is buried up to his neck in sand.
Scientific name: casuarius casuarius
Cassowaries are very large flightless birds that live in tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. The only birds bigger than the cassowary are the ostrich and emu. Cassowaries mainly eat fruit, but will also eat new shoots, seeds and fungi, insects and small animals. Cassowaries usually travel around on their own except when it is time to find a mate and lay eggs. The booming noise the cassowary makes is the lowest known bird call, and is so low humans can only just hear it.
A cemetery is a place where dead people are buried. People mark the place a member of their family is buried with a gravestone.
Scientific name: prunus avium
Cherries are a small, red fruit with a single stony seed. The cherry is related to almonds, peaches, plums and apricots. You can eat cherries fresh, or use them cooked in cakes and pies.
Scientific name: vaccinium oxycoccos
Cranberries are the fruit of a low growing shrub that grows in bogs and wetlands in North America. The berries are deep red. Most cranberries are turned into juice or sauce but some are sold whole.