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straw·ber·ry
  1. 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.
  2. The aggregate fruit of this plant.

Word History: Izaak Walton's 1655 comment, "We may say of Angling as Dr. Boteler said of Strawberries; Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did," is perhaps the nicest use of the word strawberry in its history. This history goes back much further in English to the Old English period when the word is first recorded. We know that strawberry was formed during that period from the Old English ancestors of our words straw and berry. What is not known is why the word straw is the first part of this compound. One possibility is that the small, one-seeded fruits on the surface of a strawberry resemble fragments of straw.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition

History, Nutrition & featured Recipes
American Indians used to crush strawberries in a mortar and mix them with meal to make a strawberry bread. After trying this bread, the colonists developed their own version, and voila, Strawberry Shortcake was born.
The California Strawberry Commission presents:
California strawberries have long been used to create dazzling desserts. But with less time and increased interest in health, today's cooks need quick and easy recipes that provide good nutrition, great taste and spectacular results. Below are some fantastic strawberry recipes. You can click on any of the recipe titles for full directions.
Old-time Favorite Strawberry Recipes

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