strawberry


strawberry
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strēawberige, from strēaw straw + berige berry; perhaps from the appearance of the achenes on the surface Date: before 12th century 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

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