1. [syn: strawberry blite, strawberry pigweed, Indian paint, Chenopodium capitatum]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strawberry \Straw"ber*ry\, n. [AS. stre['a]wberige; stre['a]w
straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the
runners of the plant to straws.] (Bot.)
A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of
a red color, 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, Fragaria vesca. There are also
other less common species.
Strawberry bass. (Zool.) See Calico bass, under Calico.
Strawberry blite. (Bot.) See under Blite.
Strawberry borer (Zool.), any one of several species of
insects whose larvae burrow in the crown or roots of the
strawberry vine. Especially:
(a) The root borer (Anarsia lineatella), a very small dark
gray moth whose larvae burrow both in the larger roots
and crown, often doing great damage.
(b) The crown borer (Tyloderma fragariae), a small brown
weevil whose larva burrows in the crown and kills the
Strawberry bush (Bot.), an American shrub (Euonymus
Americanus), a kind of spindle tree having crimson pods
and the seeds covered with a scarlet aril.
Strawberry crab (Zool.), a small European spider crab
(Eurynome aspera); -- so called because the back is
covered with pink tubercles.
Strawberry fish (Zool.), the amadavat.
Strawberry geranium (Bot.), a kind of saxifrage (Saxifraga
sarmentosa) having reniform leaves, and producing long
runners like those of the strawberry.
(a) The leaf of the strawberry.
(b) The symbol of the rank or estate of a duke, because the
ducal coronet is twined with strawberry leaves. "The
strawberry leaves on her chariot panels are engraved on
her ladyship's heart." --Thackeray.
Strawberry-leaf roller (Zool.), any one of several species
of moths whose larvae roll up, and feed upon, the leaves
of the strawberry vine; especially, Phoxopteris
fragariae, and Eccopsis permundana.
Strawberry moth (Zool.), any one of several species of moth
whose larvae feed on the strawberry vines; as:
(a) The smeared dagger (Apatela oblinita), whose large
hairy larva is velvety black with two rows of bright
yellow spots on each side.
(b) A geometrid (Angerona crocataria) which is yellow with
dusky spots on the wings. Called also currant moth.
Strawberry pear (Bot.), the red ovoid fruit of a West
Indian plant of the genus Cereus (Cereus
triangularia). It has a sweetish flavor, and is slightly
acid, pleasant, and cooling. Also, the plant bearing the
Strawberry sawfly (Zool.), a small black sawfly (Emphytus
maculatus) whose larva eats the leaves of the strawberry
Strawberry tomato. (Bot.) See Alkekengi.
Strawberry tree. (Bot.) See Arbutus.
Strawberry vine (Bot.), the plant which yields the
Strawberry worm (Zool.), the larva of any moth which feeds
on the strawberry vine.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: European annual with clusters of greenish flowers followed
by red pulpy berrylike fruit; naturalized North America
[syn: strawberry blite, strawberry pigweed, Indian
paint, Chenopodium capitatum]