Fragaria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Fragaria strawberries
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fragaria A genus of perennial herbs with creeping stolons, of the natural order Rosaceœ, the fruit of which is known as the strawberry. There are 6 or 8 species widely distributed through the temperate and alpine regions of the northern hemisphere, besides a single species in the Andes of South America. Several are cultivated very extensively for their characteristic fruit, which consists of a large fleshy receptacle bearing numerous small, hard achenes upon its surface, and of which there are many varieties. F. Indica, which is the only species with yellow flowers has handsome but tasteless fruit, and is cultivated for ornament. See strawberry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fragaria frā-gā′ri-a a genus of perennial plants with creeping stolons, the fruit the strawberry.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fragum, the strawberry.

Usage

In literature:

Gaultheria arborea, Berberis intermedia very common, Fragaria.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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