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Strawberry

means the straying plant that bears berries (Anglo-Saxon, streow berie). So called from its runners, which stray from the parent plant in all directions.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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