[ straw-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈstrɔˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

noun, plural straw·ber·ries.

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.



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Origin of strawberry

before 1000; Middle English; Old English strēawberige. See straw, berry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for strawberry

/ (ˈstrɔːbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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

Word Origin for strawberry

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