Strawberry

Strawberry plant. Wild stawberry bushes.  Strawberries in growth at garden. Ripe berries and foliage strawberry

Fragaria ananassa

Synonyms:
Cao Mei
Strawberry (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɔːb(ə)ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈstʃɹɔˌbɛɹi/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɑˌbɛɹi/

Noun

strawberry (countable and uncountable, plural strawberries)

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