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noun
an evergreen shrub or tree, Arbutus unedo, of the heath family, native to southern Europe, bearing a scarlet, strawberrylike fruit.
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Origin of strawberry tree

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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How to use strawberry tree in a sentence

  • Arbute, r′būt, n. the strawberry-tree: an evergreen shrub, which bears a scarlet fruit somewhat resembling the strawberry.

  • And I stepped behind a red strawberry-tree, for my sense of respect for him almost made me sob.

    Erema|R. D. Blackmore
  • Occasionally we meet with the Strawberry Tree, during early autumn, bearing both flower and fruit at the same time.

    Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
  • And if you went to some of the islands in the lake up in the glen, you would find wild arbutus—strawberry-tree, as you call it.

    Madam How and Lady Why|Charles Kingsley

British Dictionary definitions for strawberry tree

strawberry tree

noun
a S European evergreen tree, Arbutus unedo, having white or pink flowers and red strawberry-like berriesSee also arbutus
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