strawberry

Definitions

  • strawberry runners
    strawberry runners
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strawberry a soft red birthmark
    • n strawberry sweet fleshy red fruit
    • n strawberry any of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry
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Strawberry Feast Strawberry Feast

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular Twizzler candy flavour is strawberry
    • n Strawberry (Bot) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red color, the fruit of a plant of the genus Fragaria, of which there are many varieties. Also, the plant bearing the fruit. The common American strawberry is Fragaria virginiana; the European, F. vesca. There are also other less common species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries
    • n strawberry The fruit of any of the species of the genus Fragaria, or the plant itself. The plants are stemless, propagating by slender runners (whence they are often called strawberry-vines), with trifoliate leaves, and scapes a few inches high, bearing mostly white-petaled flowers in small cymes, followed by the “berry,” which consists of an enlarged fleshy receptacle, colored scarlet or other shade of red, bearing the achenes on its exterior. About six natural species are recognized, though these are so variable as to make it possible that they all belong to one multiform species. F. vesca is common throughout the northern Old World and northward in North America. It includes the alpine strawberry, hautboy, and wood-strawberry (see below), was probably the first cultivated, and is the source of many artificial varieties, including the perpetuals. The Virginian or scarlet strawberry, F. Virginiana, is common eastward in North America, and in the more robust variety Illinoensis extends perhaps to Oregon. The achenes, which in F. vesoa are superficial, are in this species sunk in pits. It was the source of the famous Hovey's seedling, produced near-Boston about 1840, and later of Wilson's Albany (or simply Wilson's), whose production marked an epoch in American strawberry-culture. In Chili and along the Pacific coast from San Francisco to Alaska grows the Chili strawberry, F. Chilensis, a low stout densely hairy plant with thick leaves and large flowers, which has been the source of valuable hybrids in France and England. The Indian strawberry, F. Indica, peculiar in its yellow petals and tasteless fruit, is only of ornamental value. The strawberry was not cultivated by the ancients; its culture in Europe began probably in the fifteenth or sixteenth century. It is now grown in great quantities in Europe and North America for its delicious subacid fruit, which is used fresh for dessert, and also canned or made into jam, and affords a syrup for flavoring drinks, ices, creams, etc. The varieties, which are mainly or wholly from the first three species above named, are numerous and constantly changing. See cuts under flagellum and Fragaria.
    • n strawberry The strawberry-blite, Blitum capitatum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
    • ns Strawberry the delicious and fragrant fruit of any of the species of the genus Fragaria, the plant itself
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Quotations

  • Golda Meir
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    “We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. streáwberige,; streáw, straw + berie, berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streaw; Ger. stroh, from the root of strew.

Usage

In literature:

BARNET, Mr., on the intercrossing of strawberries, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
To these may be added strawberries, when served with the stems on, as they are in most elegant houses.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
STRAWBERRY AND RASPBERRY FOOL.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Strawberry-pickers must whistle all the time they are at work; you know that, don't you?
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Put a layer of strawberry jam at the bottom of a trifle dish.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Sit down here and have some strawberries first.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
Judy nodded her head at him in a very lively way over her strawberries.
"Trading" by Susan Warner
You can even eat a strawberry without feeling it, I reckon?
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
If there isn't the strawberry bush, grown out of all knowledge!
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
Do not use the fingers for hulling strawberries.
"Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation" by Maria Parloa
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In poetry:

He hears the drum; he sees our boys
From his wasted fields return;
Ladies feast them on strawberries,
And even to kiss them yearn.
"The Released Rebel Prisoner" by Herman Melville
I'll seek him in your bonnet brave;
I'll seek him in your eyes;
Nay, now I think they've made his grave
I' th' bed of strawberries.
"The Mad Maid's Song" by Robert Herrick
Tangles of the wild red strawberry
Spread their freckled trammels frail;
In the pathway creeping brambles
Catch her in their thorny trail.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
And take, pluck a stem of wildness,
The fruit that comes with its fall —
It's true that graveyard strawberries
Are the biggest and sweetest of all.
"Much Like Me" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
I heard the proud strawberry saying,
'Only look what a ruby I've made!'
It forgot how the bees in their maying
Had brought it the stuff for its trade.
"Franciscus De Verulamio Sic Cogitavit" by James Russell Lowell
DAMOETAS
"You, picking flowers and strawberries that grow
So near the ground, fly hence, boys, get you gone!
There's a cold adder lurking in the grass."
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro

In news:

Add minted strawberries for a fresh summer twist.
Celebrate summer with a delicious strawberry dessert.
From strawberry pies to creamy strawberry ice cream, we've got the best recipes right here.
I came home for dinner late Monday night to the delightful discovery that David hadn't finished off the strawberry shortcake I'd made on Easter Sunday.
Skewered Shrimp & Blackberries with Sesame Ginger Marinade , and Strawberry Watermelon Aqua Fresca.
Every month, The Melting Pot in Lahaina wants the females of Maui to gather to "share the conversation and hoard the strawberries" at its Girls Night Out event.
I love berries, particularly strawberries, and always have.
Behold what could possibly be the greatest do-it-yourself dessert ever imagined: the PBJ-Cream Cone with strawberry ice cream.
There are a few things I could eat every day, lunch and dinner: homemade pizza, strawberry sorbet in a waffle cone and vodka pasta are some of them – pretty obvious choices for an Italian girl.
How do you say "strawberry shortcake" in French.
Reporting in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers write that organically grown strawberries contain more antioxidants and vitamin C than conventional berries.
I just learned that Baltimore Orioles even like frozen strawberry jam.
Or sometimes I love them with whip cream and strawberries, or blueberries in them.
A tasty twist on a strawberry parfait .
Cups fresh raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries, and/or cut-up peaches.
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