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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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Today's topic: strawberries

strawberry friend - A freeloader, one who visits only when the strawberries are ready for picking. More...

small fruits - Currants, raspberries, strawberries, etc. More...

soft fruit - Fruit that grows on bushes, such as berries, strawberries and currants, as contrasted with top fruit. More...

strawberry - Got its name because the plant "strews" its runners along the ground; its seeds are actually individual fruits and it is termed an aggregate fruit. More...

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:37:53 PM

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Old English eorþberiġe - Earth-berry - cognate modern German Erdbeere, Icelandic jarðarber - Earthberry

Old English strēawberiġe -
Scots straberrie

I never understood strawberry blonde. Strawberry is red, blonde is blonde. Nobody has naturally pink hair!
The only one I ever heard of was Ginger Rogers, and she is always in black and white, so I have never worked out what it means! Whistle

In cooking, French is fancier! Fraise

frāgum n (genitive frāgī); second declension

(usually in the plural) strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
From Proto-Indo-European *dʰrHǵ-o- (compare Albanian dredhëz and Sanskrit द्राक्षा (drākṣā)) or *sróh₂gs ‘grape’ (compare Greek ρώγα (róga), Albanian rrush).

That one has legs:
Aromanian: frangã
Catalan: fraula
French: fraise
Asturian: fresa
Spanish: fresa
Hiligaynon: frésa
Tagalog: presa
Friulian: freule
Italian: fragola
Arabic: فَرَاوْلَة‎ (farāwla)
Egyptian Arabic: فراولة‎ (faráwla)
Moroccan Arabic: فريز‎ (friz)
Greek: φράουλα (fráoula)
Norman: frâse, fraz
Romanian: fragă
Romansch: fraja, fraia, freja
Sicilian: fràula
Maltese: frawla
Sardinian: fràgula, fràula
Spanish: fragaria
Translingual: Fragaria

Why that should become a palisade in French and English I have no idea!
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 4:02:38 AM

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Origin uncertain. First appears in the 1820s. Perhaps a diminutive of pun, a dialect variant of pound, the weight + -et.
The suggestion that it is an eponym of Reginald Crundall Punnett (1875–1967), geneticist and grower of strawberries, is not chronologically possible. The suggestion it was an ancestor of his lacks evidence.

punnet (plural punnets)

(Britain, Australia, New Zealand) A small basket or receptacle for collecting and selling fruit, particularly strawberries.
(receptacle for strawberries): chip (northern New Zealand), pottle (British, southern New Zealand)
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