Definition of strawberry in English:


Syllabification: straw·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈstrôˌberē, -b(ə)rē

noun (plural strawberries)

  • 1A sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface.
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    • If you take soft fruit such as strawberries and cherries, protect them from the rigours of the road and from too much warmth.
    • Invest in a set of small plastic boxes for chopped fresh fruit, strawberries, grapes or cherries.
    • Ripening could also be controlled in strawberries and most citrus fruits, which do not respond to the chemical.
  • 2The low-growing plant that produces the strawberry, having white flowers, lobed leaves, and runners, and found throughout north temperate regions.
    • Genus Fragaria, family Rosaceae; the commercial strawberry is usually F. × ananassa
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    • It's exciting to see the strawberry plants thriving and flowering.
    • Red clover flowers, strawberry leaves and comfrey leaves help to mend damaged cells, including chaffed or wind-blown skin.
    • At this point, plant a strawberry or other plant in that ‘pocket’.
  • 3A deep pinkish-red color.
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    • Lord Winston's children were twins, a boy, Jonathan, and girl, Elizabeth, both with strawberry hair and deep blue eyes.
    • Colours ranged from elegant steel grey to luscious strawberry red.
    • Glancing over he saw small curled strands of strawberry coloured hair trailing from the opening in the hood.


Old English strēa(w)berige, strēowberige (see straw, berry).

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