strawberry

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

Definition of strawberry

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a plant whose fruits are strawberries; especially :  a hybrid (Fragaria ananassa) that is the source of most cultivated strawberries

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Origin and Etymology of strawberry

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 English Language Learners

strawberry

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

Definition of strawberry for English Language Learners

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


STRAWBERRY Defined for Kids

strawberry

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noun straw·ber·ry \ˈstrȯ-ˌber-ē\

Definition of strawberry for Students

plural

strawberries

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



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