fraise des bois

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From French fraise des bois.


fraise des bois (plural fraises des bois)

  1. The wild strawberry, the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca).
    • 1998 May 22, “All in the best possible taste: Conran to design Standard garden for Chelsea next year”, in Evening Standard, London, page 7:
      “A lot of fruit, too, has an enormously fugitive flavour — a fraise des bois picked fresh tastes completely different from the ones which have probably come from somewhere like Chile and been chilled.”
    • 2000 July 30, Marilyn McDevitt Rubin, “At some unforgettable meals, the food paled compared with the drama”, in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, volume 73, number 365, page 14:
      A delicate porcelain bowl arrived filled with water or so it appeared, a few fraise[sic] des bois and blueberries floating on top.
    • 2009, Andrew Friedman, “Three Months in Yountville”, in Knives at Dawn: America’s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d’Or Competition, Free Press, →ISBN, page 115:
      “It’s November and you are eating fraises des bois . . .”



  • IPA(key): /fʁɛz de bwa/
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fraise des bois f (plural fraises des bois)

  1. wild strawberry, woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

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