- the fruit of any stemless plant belonging to the genus Fragaria, of the rose family, consisting of an enlarged fleshy receptacle bearing achenes on its exterior.
- the plant itself.
Origin of strawberry
Examples from the Web for strawberry
She also recommends the banana split shake: strawberry, chocolate, and a mashed banana.The Most American Pit Stop in the U.S.A.
Jane & Michael Stern
July 21, 2014
The star is the cream itself, as opulent as crème fraiche, with vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc., serving as a sort of halo.The Secret to This Ice Cream: Pampered Cows
Jane & Michael Stern
May 18, 2014
He loved that idea, and suggested a potluck dinner of sushi and strawberry smoothies and readings from our favorite books.My Post-Ultra-Orthodox Wedding
March 21, 2014
The town is also recognized internationally for its Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.The Satanic Child Sex Abuse Case That May Have Inspired ‘True Detective’
March 7, 2014
Or perhaps the plague of Strawberry Quick-flavored meth that was luring children into a life of addiction and penury.Parents Panic Over Old Fake Smarties Snorting Craze
January 23, 2014
There were wild geraniums, too, and a thousand white blossoms of the strawberry.The Miraculous Pitcher
Raspberry shrub may be made in this manner; also strawberry.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
To which she answered, "Yes, he had as fine a strawberry as ever grew in a garden."Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
Then pour in a strawberry or any other cream (see Strawberry Cream).The Skilful Cook
Huckleberry Omelet is made the same way as Strawberry Omelet.Desserts and Salads
- any of various low-growing rosaceous plants of the genus Fragaria, such as F. vesca (wild strawberry) and F. ananassa (garden strawberry), which have white flowers and red edible fruits and spread by runners
- (as modifier)a strawberry patch
- the fruit of any of these plants, consisting of a sweet fleshy receptacle bearing small seedlike parts (the true fruits)
- (as modifier)strawberry ice cream
- barren strawberry a related Eurasian plant, Potentilla sterilis, that does not produce edible fruit
- a purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)strawberry shoes
- another name for strawberry mark
Word Origin and History for strawberry
Old English streawberige, from streaw "straw" (see straw) + berige "berry" (see berry). There is no corresponding compound in any other Germanic language; the reason for the name is uncertain, but perhaps it is in reference to the tiny chaff-like external seeds which cover the fruit. A cognate Old English name was eorðberge "earth-berry" (cf. Modern German erdbeere). Strawberry blonde is attested from 1884.