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STRAW; STUBBLE
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Strawberry bass definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strawberry Straw"ber*ry, n. [AS. stre['a]wberige; stre['a]w straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws.] (Bot.) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red color, the fruit of a plant of the genus Fragaria, of which there are many varieties. Also, the plant bearing the fruit. The common American strawberry is Fragaria virginiana; the European, F. vesca. There are also other less common species. Strawberry bass. (Zo["o]l.) See Calico bass, under Calico. Strawberry blite. (Bot.) See under Blite. Strawberry borer (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of insects whose larv[ae] burrow in the crown or roots of the strawberry vine. Especially: (a) The root borer (Anarsia lineatella), a very small dark gray moth whose larv[ae] burrow both in the larger roots and crown, often doing great damage. (b) The crown borer (Tyloderma fragari[ae]), a small brown weevil whose larva burrows in the crown and kills the plant. Strawberry bush (Bot.), an American shrub (Euonymus Americanus), a kind of spindle tree having crimson pods and the seeds covered with a scarlet aril. Strawberry crab (Zo["o]l.), a small European spider crab (Eurynome aspera); -- so called because the back is covered with pink tubercles. Strawberry fish (Zo["o]l.), the amadavat. Strawberry geranium (Bot.), a kind of saxifrage (Saxifraga sarmentosa) having reniform leaves, and producing long runners like those of the strawberry. Strawberry leaf. (a) The leaf of the strawberry. (b) The symbol of the rank or estate of a duke, because the ducal coronet is twined with strawberry leaves. ``The strawberry leaves on her chariot panels are engraved on her ladyship's heart.'' --Thackeray. Strawberry-leaf roller (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of moths whose larv[ae] roll up, and feed upon, the leaves of the strawberry vine; especially, Phoxopteris fragari[ae], and Eccopsis permundana. Strawberry moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of moth whose larv[ae] feed on the strawberry vines; as: (a) The smeared dagger (Apatela oblinita), whose large hairy larva is velvety black with two rows of bright yellow spots on each side. (b) A geometrid (Angerona crocataria) which is yellow with dusky spots on the wings. Called also currant moth. Strawberry pear (Bot.), the red ovoid fruit of a West Indian plant of the genus Cereus (C. triangularia). It has a sweetish flavor, and is slightly acid, pleasant, and cooling. Also, the plant bearing the fruit. Strawberry sawfly (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfly (Emphytus maculatus) whose larva eats the leaves of the strawberry vine. Strawberry tomato. (Bot.) See Alkekengi. Strawberry tree. (Bot.) See Arbutus. Strawberry vine (Bot.), the plant which yields the strawberry. Strawberry worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any moth which feeds on the strawberry vine.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Calico Cal"i*co, n.; pl. Calicoes. [So called because first imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.] 1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc. [Eng.] The importation of printed or stained colicoes appears to have been coeval with the establishment of the East India Company. --Beck (Draper's Dict. ). 2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern. Note: In the United States the term calico is applied only to the printed fabric. Calico bass (Zo["o]l.), an edible, fresh-water fish (Pomoxys sparaides) of the rivers and lake of the Western United States (esp. of the Misissippi valley.), allied to the sunfishes, and so called from its variegated colors; -- called also calicoback, grass bass, strawberry bass, barfish, and bitterhead. Calico printing, the art or process of impressing the figured patterns on calico.



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