From Middle English strawbery, strauberi, from Old English strēawberġe, corresponding to straw + berry. The word for straw was derived from a verbal participle and thus meant "(that which is) strewn", hence the applicability to berries growing on a bush.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɔːb(ə)ɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈstʃɹɔˌbɛɹi/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɑˌbɛɹi/
strawberry (countable and uncountable, plural strawberries)...