noun, straw·ber·ry often attributive \ˈstr-ˌber-ē, -b(ə-)rē\

: a soft, juicy red fruit that grows on a low plant with white flowers

Full Definition of STRAWBERRY

:  the juicy edible usually red fruit of any of several low-growing temperate herbs (genus Fragaria) of the rose family that is technically an enlarged pulpy receptacle bearing numerous achenes on its surface
:  a plant whose fruits are strawberries; especially :  a hybrid (Fragaria ananassa) that is the source of most cultivated strawberries

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Middle English, from Old English strēawberige, from strēaw straw + berige berry; perhaps from the appearance of the achenes on the surface
First Known Use: before 12th century
STRAWBERRY Defined for Kids


noun straw·ber·ry \ˈstr-ˌber-ē\
plural straw·ber·ries

Definition of STRAWBERRY for Kids

:  the juicy edible usually red fruit of a low-growing plant with white flowers and long slender runners
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