1. Any of various low-growing plants of the genus Fragaria of the rose family, having white flowers and an aggregate fruit that consists of numerous one-seeded achenes embedded in a fleshy red receptacle.
2. The edible fruit of any of these plants, especially the cultivated species F. ×ananassa.
Containing or having the flavor of strawberries.
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