nothospecies of red medium-sized plant
Strawberries (Fragaria) are flowering plants in a genus within the rose family, Rosaceae, known for their edible fruits. Originally straw was used as a mulch in cultivating the plants. There are more than 20 described species and many hybrids and cultivars. The most common strawberries grown commercially are cultivars of the garden strawberry, a hybrid known as Fragaria × ananassa. Strawberries have a taste that varies by cultivar, and ranges from quite sweet to rather tart.
- Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream.
- Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), ch. 3.
- Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.
Strawberry Fields forever.
- John Lennon, "Strawberry Fields Forever" (1967).
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 756.
- Like strawberry wives, that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot, and all the rest were little ones.
- Francis Bacon, Apothegms, No. 54.
- The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.
- William Shakespeare, Henry V (c. 1599), Act I, scene 1, line 60.