Fraise

Un plant de fraise. Buissons de fraises sauvages.  Fraises en croissance au jardin. Baies mûres et fraise à feuilles

Fragaria ananassa

Synonymes :
Cao Mei
Strawberry (Wikipedia)

Strawberry
Fragaria × ananassa
Garden strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) single.jpg
Strawberry fruit
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Fragaria
Species:
F. × ananassa
Binomial name
Fragaria× ananassa

The garden strawberry (or simply strawberry; Fragaria × ananassa) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries, which are cultivated worldwide for their fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as jam, juice, pies, ice cream, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry flavorings and aromas are also widely used in products such as candy, soap, lip gloss, perfume, and many others.

The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750s via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis, which was brought from Chile by Amédée-François Frézier in 1714. Cultivars of Fragaria × ananassa have replaced, in commercial production, the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca), which was the first strawberry species cultivated in the early 17th century.

The strawberry is not, from a botanical point of view, a berry. Technically, it is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries but from the receptacle that holds the ovaries. Each apparent "seed" (achene) on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.

In 2017, world production of strawberries was 9.2 million tonnes. China was the top producer, with 40% of total production.

Strawberry (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English strawbery, strauberi, from Old English strēawberġe, corresponding to straw +‎ berry. The word for straw was derived from a verbal participle and thus meant "(that which is) strewn", hence the applicability to berries growing on a bush.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɔːb(ə)ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈstʃɹɔˌbɛɹi/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈstɹɑˌbɛɹi/

Noun

strawberry (countable and uncountable, plural strawberries)

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