: a small genus of low perennial herbs (family Rosaceae) that comprise the strawberries, have trifoliate leaves, cymose white flowers, and long slender runners, and are represented in cultivation mainly by horticultural forms derived from several wild species (as F. vesca, F. virginiana, F. chiloensis, F. moschata) and including many hybrids of these see chilean strawberry , strawberry, wood strawberry

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New Latin, from Latin fragum strawberry + New Latin -aria

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“Fragaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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