Definition of strawberry in English:

strawberry

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Old English strēa(w)berige, strēowberige (see straw, berry).

Pronunciation:

strawberry

/ˈstrɔːb(ə)ri/