Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various low-growing plants of the genus Fragaria, having white flowers and an aggregate fruit that consists of a red fleshy edible receptacle and numerous seedlike fruitlets.
  • n. The aggregate fruit of this plant.
  • adj. Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The juicy, usually red, edible fruit of certain plants of the genus Fragaria.
  • n. Any plant of the genus Fragaria (that bears such fruit).
  • n. A red colour, like that of the fruit; strawberry red.
  • n. Something resembling a strawberry, especially a reddish bruise or birthmark.
  • adj. Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.
  • adj. Flavored with ethyl methylphenylglycidate, an artificial compound which is said to resemble the taste of strawberries.
  • adj. Of a red colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of any of the species of the genus Fragaria, or the plant itself.
  • n. The strawberry-blite, Blitum capitatum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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
  • n. sweet fleshy red fruit
  • n. a soft red birthmark

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English strēawberige : strēaw, straw; see straw + berige, berie, berry; see berry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English strēawberiġe, corresponding to straw + berry (perhaps from the straw put beneath the berry bushes during the cultivation process). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just besides the strawberry is a giant pin, ready to blow off the strawberry.

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  • Her hair is true red while mine is what they call strawberry blond.

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  • They sure look a lot different from what we call strawberry shortcakes here in Manila.

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  • I was informed by a mate in Iraq that what we know as the strawberry milkshake is known as the angry dragon by them.

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  • I can tell you the flavour of wild strawberry is intense, so much stronger than the cultivated fruit.

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  • The normally sweet strawberry is somehow perfectly complemented by the very subtle kick of the pink peppercorns.

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  • Maven - I'd like to claim such superior planning skills, but the reality is that I'm a pretty boring photographer and tend to take the same kinds of pix over and over: Leah alone, Rae covered in strawberry juice, Leah and Rae picking, Leah and Rae together.

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  • Showing local pride with signs saying, San Felipe De Los Herreros, Zipiajo, and Cocucho women in strawberry red, light lavender and jungle green dance joyfully, with great innocence and honesty, holding straw baskets on their heads with no visible effort.

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  • The strawberry is taken off the heat once the sugar melts and the whole thing starts sizzling.

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  • Well, I'm off to a family reunion in strawberry country now.

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  • Strawberries: T-Rex has nothing against them.

    April 28, 2009

  • Blonde inflation, Asa? Whahaha! I would not have been game to suggest inflatable blondes in a post attributable to me. Oh no!

    June 30, 2008

  • Then again, plenty of people with mousy brown hair that's vaguely chestnut in direct light describe themselves as strawberry blonde. Seems like blonde inflation to me.

    Do post a link, billy.

    June 30, 2008

  • I don't care. I'd just like to squash a strawberry on a blonde and take a photo.

    P.S. Voluntarily. No blondes will be harmed in the making of this inane stunt.

    June 30, 2008

  • Yes slumry, reddish-blonde. People would hear me describe my roommate's hair as strawberry blonde and interject, "But she isn't blonde! She's a redhead." I change what I said earlier; It *still* drives me crazy.

    July 19, 2007

  • Many ppl seem to get confused as to what to call this - I've seen hair that I would describe as strawberry blonde described as "red", "blonde" or even "brown"!

    July 19, 2007

  • I have always thought of strawberry blond as reddish-blond. My father-in-law, aptly named Rufus, had strawberry blond hair, as does his oh-so-charming great granddaughter.

    July 18, 2007

  • I've met people who don't understand that strawberry blonde is another way of saying, "light red hair." It used to drive me crazy.

    July 18, 2007