Definition of strawberry
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 : a plant whose fruits are strawberries; especially : a hybrid (Fragaria ananassa) that is the source of most cultivated strawberries
Recent Examples of strawberry from the Web
The cuvée boasts crisp notes of apple and peach, while the rosé features hints of strawberry.
After a private one-on-one meeting, the pair went to lunch with four senior officials, dining on Belgian asparagus, red mullet and meringue cake with strawberries.
June flavors include creamsicle, summer fizz, espresso caramel and strawberry basil.
Fold in strawberries and white chocolate chips to the batter.
The moon got its name for the 3-week period in which strawberries are harvested every June.
Strawberries aren’t the only plants that could go in the towers.
Instead, her family wound up in an unheated house in Oregon with no indoor plumbing, eking out a living by picking strawberries.
But the restaurant’s legendary popovers, served with quaffable strawberry butter, immediately negated any disappointment.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
STRAWBERRY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of strawberry for Students
: the juicy edible usually red fruit of a low-growing plant with white flowers and long slender runners
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