strawberry tree


Definition of strawberry tree 

: a small European evergreen tree (Arbutus unedo) of the heath family with racemose white flowers and fruits resembling strawberries

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Beloved by birds and edible by us humans (although not tasty), these rough-textured fruits have led some to name this tree the Himalayan strawberry tree. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, "Evergreen dogwood: Some bark and lots of blooms," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of strawberry tree

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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