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(Science: botany) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red colour, the fruit of a plant of the genus Fragaria, of which there are many varieties. Also, the plant bearing the fruit. The common American strawberry is Fragaria virginiana; the European, F. Vesca. There are also other less common species. Strawberry bass.
(Science: zoology) See Calico bass, under Calico. Strawberry blite.
(Science: botany) The larva of any moth which feeds on the strawberry vine.
Origin: AS. Streawberige; streaw straw – berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws.

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