strawberry

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English[edit]

Strawberries in a bowl

Etymology[edit]

Old English strēawberiġe, corresponding to straw +‎ berry.

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Noun[edit]

strawberry (countable and uncountable, plural strawberries)

  1. The juicy, usually red, edible fruit of certain plants of the genus Fragaria.
    They went to pick strawberries today.
  2. Any plant of the genus Fragaria (that bears such fruit).
    She has the best strawberry patch I've ever seen.
  3. (colour) A red colour, like that of the fruit; strawberry red.
    strawberry colour:    
  4. (rare) Something resembling a strawberry, especially a reddish bruise or birthmark.

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Adjective[edit]

strawberry (not comparable)

  1. Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.
    I'd like a large strawberry shake.
  2. Flavored with ethyl methylphenylglycidate, an artificial compound which is said to resemble the taste of strawberries.
  3. Of a red colour.
    The strawberry lipstick makes her look younger.

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