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strawberry

[ straw-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]

noun

, plural straw·ber·ries.
  1. 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.
  2. the plant itself.


strawberry

/ ˈstrɔːbərɪ; -brɪ /

noun

    1. 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
    2. ( as modifier )

      a strawberry patch

    1. the fruit of any of these plants, consisting of a sweet fleshy receptacle bearing small seedlike parts (the true fruits)
    2. ( as modifier )

      strawberry ice cream

  1. barren strawberry
    barren strawberry a related Eurasian plant, Potentilla sterilis, that does not produce edible fruit
    1. a purplish-red colour
    2. ( as adjective )

      strawberry shoes

  2. another name for strawberry mark


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Word History and Origins

Origin of strawberry1

before 1000; Middle English; Old English strēawberige. See straw, berry

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Word History and Origins

Origin of strawberry1

Old English streawberige; perhaps from the strawlike appearance of the runners

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Example Sentences

Pair the softball-sized flowers with sliced strawberries in a summery salad or perch one on top of a fruit smoothie for an edible decoration.

This strawberry shake is topped with rainbow and glitter sprinkles and gets a compostable rainbow straw.

When ready to serve, in a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar and the lemon juice.

The cheesecake is a pleasure on its own, but I can’t resist topping it with a heap of fresh sliced strawberries tossed with a touch of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar to soften the berries and draw out their juices.

She watered her father’s tomatoes, sipped from her grandfather’s garden hose and ate fresh strawberries washed by her grandmother.

She also recommends the banana split shake: strawberry, chocolate, and a mashed banana.

The star is the cream itself, as opulent as crème fraiche, with vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc., serving as a sort of halo.

He loved that idea, and suggested a potluck dinner of sushi and strawberry smoothies and readings from our favorite books.

The town is also recognized internationally for its Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.

Or perhaps the plague of Strawberry Quick-flavored meth that was luring children into a life of addiction and penury.

If you're born there people never forget it; it sticks to you like a strawberry mark on the end of your nose.

Last evening we had walked round the strawberry-beds that fringed the whole acre and tasted a few just ripe.

We loaded up our compartment with six bottles of strawberry selzer, as we were more thirsty than hungry.

Under the corners of her eyes above the rounded cheeks a pink stain lay like the first ripening flush on a wild strawberry.

All at once a young girl as white as milk and as red as a strawberry darted past him like lightning.

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