The definition of a strawberry is the red fruit of a plant in the genus Fragaria.
Facts About Strawberry Plants
- Unlike fruit that has an inside seed, the seeds of a strawberry are on the outside and are actually achenes, which are the seeds and the fruit.
- Strawberries are the first "fruit" to ripen in the spring.
- California produces more strawberries than any other state in the United States, producing about one billion every year.
- Strawberry plants reproduce in two ways; sexually and asexually. Sexual reproduction involves the flowers and pollination. Strawberry plants can self-pollinate by putting out runners that start new plants.
- The size of the strawberry depends on how many pistils get fertilized.
- Strawberries were used by the ancient Romans for infections, inflammation, depression, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen.
An example of a strawberry is a fruit commonly served in Spring and Summer, often dipped in chocolate.
strawberry definition by Webster's New World
- the small, red, fleshy accessory fruit of a stolon-bearing plant (genus Fragaria) of the rose family
- this plant
Origin: Middle English strawberi ; from Old English streawberie ; from streaw, straw plush berige, berry: probably from the small achenes
strawberry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various low-growing plants of the genus Fragaria, having white flowers and an aggregate fruit that consists of a red fleshy edible receptacle and numerous seedlike fruitlets.
- The aggregate fruit of this plant.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English strēawberige : strēaw, straw; see straw + berige, berie, berry; see berry.