Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various low-growing plants of the genus Fragaria of the rose family, having white flowers and an aggregate fruit that consists of numerous one-seeded achenes embedded in a fleshy red receptacle.
  • noun The edible fruit of any of these plants, especially the cultivated species F. ×ananassa.
  • adjective Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See Calico bass, under Calico.
  • noun (Bot.) See under Blite.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The crown borer (Tyloderma fragariæ), a small brown weevil whose larva burrows in the crown and kills the plant.
  • noun (Bot.) an American shrub (Euonymus Americanus), a kind of spindle tree having crimson pods and the seeds covered with a scarlet aril.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a small European spider crab (Eurynome aspera); -- so called because the back is covered with pink tubercles.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the amadavat.
  • noun (Bot.) a kind of saxifrage (Saxifraga sarmentosa) having reniform leaves, and producing long runners like those of the strawberry.
  • noun The symbol of the rank or estate of a duke, because the ducal coronet is twined with strawberry leaves.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any one of several species of moths whose larvæ roll up, and feed upon, the leaves of the strawberry vine; especially, Phoxopteris fragariæ, and Eccopsis permundana.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A geometrid (Angerona crocataria) which is yellow with dusky spots on the wings. Called also currant moth.
  • noun (Bot.) the red ovoid fruit of a West Indian plant of the genus Cereus (C. triangularia). It has a sweetish flavor, and is slightly acid, pleasant, and cooling. Also, the plant bearing the fruit.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a small black sawfly (Emphytus maculatus) whose larva eats the leaves of the strawberry vine.
  • noun (Bot.) See Alkekengi.
  • noun (Bot.) See Arbutus.
  • noun (Bot.) the plant which yields the strawberry.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the larva of any moth which feeds on the strawberry vine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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
  • noun sweet fleshy red fruit
  • noun a soft red birthmark

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English strēawberige : strēaw, straw; see straw + berige, berie, berry; see berry.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English strēawberiġe, corresponding to straw + berry (perhaps from the straw put beneath the berry bushes during the cultivation process).

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

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

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

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

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Comments

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Strawberries: T-Rex has nothing against them.

    April 28, 2009