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1A sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface.
- ‘inside there was a punnet of rather soft strawberries sitting on top of a carton of half a dozen eggs.’
- ‘She flipped her hair over her shoulder and he could smell the sweet scent of strawberries wafting up from it.’
- ‘The results are discussed in terms of a putative role of this enzyme in the release of oligosaccharins from the strawberry fruit cell wall.’
- ‘Invest in a set of small plastic boxes for chopped fresh fruit, strawberries, grapes or cherries.’
- ‘All these fruits freeze well except strawberries, which should be saved for the summer months.’
- ‘When she looked back to her breakfast, the last strawberry in he fruit salad was gone.’
- ‘If kept in an airtight jar, the lavender sugar will last for months and can be used for sprinkling on strawberries or on sweet pies.’
- ‘The kitchen garden includes fruits, such as strawberries as well as plum and apples trees plus a variety of vegetables.’
- ‘Sweet vanilla oak, supple tannins, pure cherry and wild strawberry fruit are its hallmarks.’
- ‘Ripe cherry and wild strawberries expand into complex tar, porcini and oak flavors.’
- ‘Libran foods and plants include many fruits - strawberry, peach, apple, autumn berries.’
- ‘Ripening could also be controlled in strawberries and most citrus fruits, which do not respond to the chemical.’
- ‘Next was fruits and strawberry / banana yoghurt.’
- ‘One of my companions was quite taken with the strawberry mousse, which was full of fresh strawberries and not too sweet.’
- ‘Fresh fruit, such as grapes or strawberries, can be dipped to make confections for immediate consumption.’
- ‘Net strawberries before the fruit starts to show colour, to keep off birds.’
- ‘New flavors include apple cinnamon crunch, chocolate raspberry supreme, strawberry yogurt and strawberry fruit crunch.’
- ‘They come in all degrees of alcoholic strength, sweetness, and fizziness and are popularly flavoured with such fruits as strawberry, peach, mango, and so on.’
- ‘If you take soft fruit such as strawberries and cherries, protect them from the rigours of the road and from too much warmth.’
- ‘The scent of her hair was a mix of strawberries and tropical fruit, which he loved.’
2The low-growing plant which produces the strawberry, having white flowers, lobed leaves, and runners, and found throughout north temperate regions.
- ‘Pegged-down strawberry runners may be lifted now, severed from the parent plant and planted out.’
- ‘Fruits of tomato, strawberry, grape, and banana all express PEL, where they may play a significant role in fruit softening.’
- ‘Propagate strawberry plants once the crop is finished by pegging down a couple of runners from your best plants.’
- ‘Most growers send irrigation water to their strawberry plants though slender polyethylene tubes known as drip tapes.’
- ‘The plants can be grown just about anywhere, and every state in the United States and every Canadian province is now producing the strawberry plant.’
- ‘Red clover flowers, strawberry leaves and comfrey leaves help to mend damaged cells, including chaffed or wind-blown skin.’
- ‘That means there's no need to mulch the plants to protect the strawberry crowns from winter cold.’
- ‘Finally, the pupils used six tubs to plant strawberry runners.’
- ‘All you need is sun, plenty of water and lots of feeding because strawberries are hungry plants.’
- ‘Wild strawberry plants with roots fully exposed rise magically from the bottom of the canvas.’
- ‘For most of the United States, plant strawberries in spring as soon as the soil can be worked.’
- ‘They are perfectly happy in grow-bags, especially those designed for strawberries, with two plants per bag.’
- ‘At this point, plant a strawberry or other plant in that ‘pocket’.’
- ‘He also noticed, growing out of a cleft in a rock in front of him, a strawberry plant with one ripe berry.’
- ‘Dry strawberry, raspberry and mint leaves for hot teas.’
- ‘Alpine strawberry plants last for three growing seasons.’
- ‘It's exciting to see the strawberry plants thriving and flowering.’
- ‘We've discovered that we had some strawberry plants underneath the raspberries as well.’
- ‘Our new strawberry plants arrived, along with the redcurrant and whitecurrant bushes, onion and shallot sets and a pile of seeds.’
- ‘Don't forget to mulch those strawberry plants left in the garden.’
3[mass noun] A deep pinkish-red colour:[as modifier] ‘she thought she would wear the strawberry crushed velvet’
- ‘Colours ranged from elegant steel grey to luscious strawberry red.’
- ‘I was of a colour between grape and strawberry, with a long full skirt falling to the floor and an over skirt that added some volume and made my waist look smaller.’
- ‘She is white, 5ft 1in, with blue eyes and blonde hair with strawberry highlights, which is usually tied back.’
- ‘Glancing over he saw small curled strands of strawberry coloured hair trailing from the opening in the hood.’
- ‘If I'm being honest, she bore the Mother, Father and Pet Dog of strawberry birthmarks.’
- ‘You see, last night I dreamt about a huge rainbow and lots of rainbow coloured objects, Orange cups with strawberry coloured liquid in them and the like.’
- ‘Lord Winston's children were twins, a boy, Jonathan, and girl, Elizabeth, both with strawberry hair and deep blue eyes.’
- ‘Ericka's strawberry coloured hair shimmered, touched by the morning sun shining through the kitchen window.’
Old English strēa(w)berige, strēowberige (see straw, berry).
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