What does strawberry mean?

Definitions for strawberry
ˈstrɔˌbɛr i, -bə ristraw·ber·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strawberrynoun

    sweet fleshy red fruit

  2. strawberrynoun

    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

  3. strawberry, strawberry mark, hemangioma simplexnoun

    a soft red birthmark


  1. strawberrynoun

    The juicy, usually red, edible fruit of certain plants of the genus Fragaria.

    They went to pick strawberries today.

  2. strawberrynoun

    Any plant of the genus Fragaria (that bears such fruit).

    She has the best strawberry patch I've ever seen.

  3. strawberrynoun

    Something resembling a strawberry, especially a reddish bruise or birthmark.

  4. strawberryadjective

    Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.

    I'd like a large strawberry shake.

  5. strawberryadjective

    Flavored with ethyl methylphenylglycidate, an artificial compound which is said to resemble the taste of strawberries.

  6. strawberryadjective

    Of a red colour.

    The strawberry lipstick makes her look younger.

  7. Etymology: streawberige, corresponding to straw + berry (perhaps from the straw put beneath the berry bushes during the cultivation process).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strawberrynoun

    fragaria, Latin. A plant.

    It hath a perennial fibrose root: the leaves are veined, growing upon each footstalk; the stalks trail upon the ground: the cup of the flower consists of one leaf, divided into ten equal parts, and expands in form of a star: the flower consists, for the most part, of five leaves, expanded in form of a rose, and having many stamina in the middle, round the base of the ovary: the fruit is globose or oval, and consists of a fleshy eatable pulp, full of protuberances. The species are seven. Mill.

    The strawberry grows underneath the nettle,
    And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best,
    Neighbour’d by fruit of baser quality. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Content with food, which nature freely bred,
    On wildings and on strawberries they fed. Dryden.

    Strawberries, by their fragrant smell, seem to be cordial: the seeds obtained by shaking the ripe fruit in Winter, are an excellent remedy against the stone. The juice of strawberries and limmons in spring-water is an excellent drink in bilious fevers. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strawberrynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [AS. strewberige; strew straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws.]


  1. Strawberry

    Fragaria × ananassa, commonly known as strawberry or garden strawberry, is a hybrid species that is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry aroma is also widely used in many industrialized food products. The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750s via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis, which was brought from Chile by Amédée-François Frézier in 1714. Cultivars of Fragaria × ananassa have replaced, in commercial production, the woodland strawberry, which was the first strawberry species cultivated in the early 17th century. Technically, the strawberry is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries but from the receptacle that holds the ovaries. Each apparent "seed" on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.

Rap Dictionary

  1. strawberrynoun

    Someone who willingly exchanges sexual services for drugs. "Strawberry, Strawberry is the neighbourhood ho" -- N.W.A. (Dopeman). from the straw used to snort cocaine through

Editors Contribution

  1. strawberry

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    The strawberry farm ensured they were accessible for everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strawberry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strawberry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of strawberry in a Sentence

  1. John Hardman:

    This is tremendously damaging. The workers don't feel welcome, and they ask if they will still have a job next year. The growers are extremely concerned as to where the supply of labour is going to come from, people here don't seem to realise that pretty much every single strawberry eaten at Wimbledon will have been picked by an eastern European.

  2. Ralph Kiner:

    Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame 5 years in a row.

  3. Bobby Long:

    The pizza and strawberry shake were wonderful, but I didn't get the jelly-filled donuts that I ordered, what's with that ? This should be fixed.

  4. Melissa Goetz:

    She was vomiting, they drew her blood, and it was that strawberry milkshake-colored pink, it was a very difficult time emotionally for me being postpartum and having her diagnosed with a rare disease.

  5. Brenda Landwehr:

    Without explanation, this map shifts 46% of the Black population and 33% of the Hispanic population out of the 3rd Congressional District by dividing the Hispanic neighborhoods ofQuindaroBluffs, Bethel-Welborn, Strawberry Hill,Armourdaleand others from Argentine, Turner and the rest of Kansas City, Kansas south of I-70.

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