strawberry tree

noun

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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The strawberry tree’s leaves also have a sticky protective film that catches fire easily. Raphael Minder, BostonGlobe.com, "Portugal turns to goats as its wildfires get baaaad," 17 Aug. 2019 One bushy plant in particular, the strawberry tree, is covered in waxy leaves that catch fire easily, reports Minder. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Could Goats Help Solve Portugal’s Wildfire Crisis?," 19 Aug. 2019 The goats feed off all the local plants, including the strawberry tree, a bush that is turned by villagers into a liquor called aguardente de medronhos. Raphael Minder, BostonGlobe.com, "Portugal turns to goats as its wildfires get baaaad," 17 Aug. 2019 Oak, yellow palo verde and strawberry trees dot the grounds. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 22 June 2019 Oak, yellow palo verde and strawberry trees dot the grounds. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 22 June 2019 Out back, oak and strawberry trees pair with agave plants and vegetable gardens. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Actress Rachel Griffiths gets asking price and more for Encino Midcentury," 30 July 2019 Oak, yellow palo verde and strawberry trees dot the grounds. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 22 June 2019 Oak, yellow palo verde and strawberry trees dot the grounds. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of strawberry tree

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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