Definition of strawberry in English:

strawberry

noun

  • 1A sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface.

    • ‘Next was fruits and strawberry / banana yoghurt.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fresh fruit, such as grapes or strawberries, can be dipped to make confections for immediate consumption.’
    • ‘New flavors include apple cinnamon crunch, chocolate raspberry supreme, strawberry yogurt and strawberry fruit crunch.’
    • ‘Sweet vanilla oak, supple tannins, pure cherry and wild strawberry fruit are its hallmarks.’
    • ‘Libran foods and plants include many fruits - strawberry, peach, apple, autumn berries.’
    • ‘Net strawberries before the fruit starts to show colour, to keep off birds.’
    • ‘The scent of her hair was a mix of strawberries and tropical fruit, which he loved.’
    • ‘All these fruits freeze well except strawberries, which should be saved for the summer months.’
    • ‘Invest in a set of small plastic boxes for chopped fresh fruit, strawberries, grapes or cherries.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When she looked back to her breakfast, the last strawberry in he fruit salad was gone.’
    • ‘One of my companions was quite taken with the strawberry mousse, which was full of fresh strawberries and not too sweet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you take soft fruit such as strawberries and cherries, protect them from the rigours of the road and from too much warmth.’
    • ‘The kitchen garden includes fruits, such as strawberries as well as plum and apples trees plus a variety of vegetables.’
    • ‘inside there was a punnet of rather soft strawberries sitting on top of a carton of half a dozen eggs.’
    • ‘Ripening could also be controlled in strawberries and most citrus fruits, which do not respond to the chemical.’
    • ‘Ripe cherry and wild strawberries expand into complex tar, porcini and oak flavors.’
  • 2The low-growing plant which produces the strawberry, having white flowers, lobed leaves, and runners, and found throughout north temperate regions.

    Genus Fragaria, family Rosaceae; the commercial strawberry is usually F. × ananassa

    • ‘For most of the United States, plant strawberries in spring as soon as the soil can be worked.’
    • ‘At this point, plant a strawberry or other plant in that ‘pocket’.’
    • ‘Don't forget to mulch those strawberry plants left in the garden.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fruits of tomato, strawberry, grape, and banana all express PEL, where they may play a significant role in fruit softening.’
    • ‘That means there's no need to mulch the plants to protect the strawberry crowns from winter cold.’
    • ‘Alpine strawberry plants last for three growing seasons.’
    • ‘Most growers send irrigation water to their strawberry plants though slender polyethylene tubes known as drip tapes.’
    • ‘Wild strawberry plants with roots fully exposed rise magically from the bottom of the canvas.’
    • ‘Our new strawberry plants arrived, along with the redcurrant and whitecurrant bushes, onion and shallot sets and a pile of seeds.’
    • ‘Pegged-down strawberry runners may be lifted now, severed from the parent plant and planted out.’
    • ‘Red clover flowers, strawberry leaves and comfrey leaves help to mend damaged cells, including chaffed or wind-blown skin.’
    • ‘All you need is sun, plenty of water and lots of feeding because strawberries are hungry plants.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Finally, the pupils used six tubs to plant strawberry runners.’
    • ‘Propagate strawberry plants once the crop is finished by pegging down a couple of runners from your best plants.’
    • ‘It's exciting to see the strawberry plants thriving and flowering.’
    • ‘They are perfectly happy in grow-bags, especially those designed for strawberries, with two plants per bag.’
    • ‘We've discovered that we had some strawberry plants underneath the raspberries as well.’
  • 3mass noun A deep pinkish-red colour.

    as modifier ‘she thought she would wear the strawberry crushed velvet’
    • ‘Glancing over he saw small curled strands of strawberry coloured hair trailing from the opening in the hood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ericka's strawberry coloured hair shimmered, touched by the morning sun shining through the kitchen window.’
    • ‘Colours ranged from elegant steel grey to luscious strawberry red.’
    • ‘Lord Winston's children were twins, a boy, Jonathan, and girl, Elizabeth, both with strawberry hair and deep blue eyes.’
    • ‘If I'm being honest, she bore the Mother, Father and Pet Dog of strawberry birthmarks.’
    • ‘She is white, 5ft 1in, with blue eyes and blonde hair with strawberry highlights, which is usually tied back.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

strawberry

/ˈstrɔːb(ə)ri/