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See also: Strawberry
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɔːb(ə)ɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɔˌbɛɹi/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɑˌbɛɹi/
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- The sweet, usually red, edible fruit of certain plants of the genus Fragaria.
- They went to pick strawberries today.
- Any plant of the genus Fragaria (that bears such fruit).
- She has the best strawberry patch I've ever seen.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, translated by H.L. Brækstad, Folk and Fairy Tales, page 170:
- He told his father, and said it would be just suitable work for him to run about fields and woods amongst the strawberry hills after a flock of hares, and now and then lie down and take a nap on some sunny hill.
- A dark pinkish red colour, like that of the fruit; strawberry red.
- (rare) Something resembling a strawberry, especially a reddish bruise, birthmark, or infantile hemangioma (naevus).
- (US, slang) A prostitute who exchanges sexual services for crack cocaine.
- 1992, Kathleen Boyle, Homeless crack cocaine abusers, page 40:
- […] infamous in Los Angeles through media reports: the crack houses and "strawberries" (women who exchange sex for crack) […]
- 1997, Peter Collier, David Horowitz, The Race Card, page 91:
- The desperate addiction associated with the drug has made "strawberries" — prostitutes who work for crack — fixtures of the […]
- (fruit): anthocyanin
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- Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.
- I'd like a large strawberry shake.
- 1967, Basil Cottle, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames, Penguin Books, published 1969, page 109:
- Fraser Recorded in Scotland in mid-1100s as de Frisselle, de Freseliere, de Fresel, as if from a place in France, and Sir Simon F— (executed 1306) is referred to as Simond Frysel; first element ?‘ash tree’ of, the –er ?to make it ‘strawberrier’ – a pun on the three silver cinquefoils or fraises in their armorials.
- 1975 fall, sue ellen farmer, The Student, page thirty-seven, column 2:
- lessons exist because frozen strawberries in store are easier to pick but wild strawberries taste strawberrier.
- 2000, Nigella Lawson, How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking, London: Chatto & Windus, →ISBN, page 347:
- It occurred to me when I was last making the strawberries in dark syrup from How to Eat that there was no reason why I couldn’t use the balsamic vinegar – which provides the darkness and really does seem to make the strawberries strawberrier – when making jam.
- Flavored with ethyl methylphenylglycidate, an artificial compound which is said to resemble the taste of strawberries.
- Of a colour similar to the colour of strawberry-flavoured products.
- The strawberry lipstick matched his outfit.
- (intransitive) To gather strawberries.
- 1994, New England Review, volume 16, page 35:
- We strawberried in Michigan woods with our fat nanny, and in spring we gathered sand dollars on Daytona, passed smiling into Kodachrome.
- (intransitive) To turn a dark pinkish-red.
- 1986, Les Whitten, Sometimes a Hero, page 352:
- My hips and elbows were strawberrying painfully.
Terms derived from strawberry
- alpine strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
- barren strawberry (Potentilla sterilis or Waldsteinia fragarioides)
- beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
- bog strawberry (marsh cinquefoil, Comarum palustre)
- Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
- Chinese strawberry tree (Myrica rubra)
- coastal strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
- creeping strawberry pine (Microcachrys tetragona)
- crushed strawberry
- false strawberry (Duchesnea indica/Potentilla indica)
- garden strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa)
- hautbois strawberry, hautboy strawberry (Fragaria moschata)
- Indian strawberry (Duchesnea indica/Potentilla indica)
- Irish strawberry (Arbutus unedo)
- mock strawberry (Duchesnea indica/Potentilla indica)
- musk strawberry (Fragaria moschata)
- red strawberry tongue
- scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
- sea strawberry (Gersemia rubiformis; Aplidium elegans)
- strawberry aldehyde
- strawberry begonia (Saxifraga stolonifera)
- strawberry blite (Blitum capitatum)
- strawberry blond, strawberry blonde
- strawberry bush (Euonymus americanus)
- strawberry crab (Neoliomera pubescens)
- strawberry gallbladder
- strawberry generation
- strawberry geranium (Saxifraga stolonifera)
- strawberry hemangioma
- Strawberry Hill
- strawberry leaf
- strawberry mark
- strawberry moon
- strawberry myrtle (Ugni molinae)
- strawberry pear (Hylocereus spp.)
- strawberry roan
- strawberry saxifrage (Saxifraga stolonifera)
- strawberry shortcake
- strawberry shrub (Calycanthaceae spp.)
- strawberry snail (Trochulus striolatus
- strawberry tomato (Physalis spp.)
- strawberry tongue
- strawberry tree
- Virginia strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
- wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
- wood strawberry, woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
- yellow strawberry (Duchesnea indica/Potentilla indica)
- Carolina allspice
- (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermilion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)