So are bananas
Do you know what a berry is? Initially, we thought berries were small, round fruits that had the name berry in them. Strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, gooseberry, and so on. Well, according to scientists, who just love making facts to confuse the rest of us non-learned folks, cucumbers are berries, too.
In botany, berries are defined as fleshy fruits that come from a single ovary of a plant, such as a… cucumber. And eggplants. And bananas. And grapes. And tomatoes. Surprisingly, strawberries and raspberries are not berries because they come from a plant with more than one ovary. Go figure.