dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


2 definitions found
 for strawberry bass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, Fragaria vesca. There are also
     other less common species.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Strawberry bass. (Zool.) See Calico bass, under Calico.
        
  
     Strawberry blite. (Bot.) See under Blite.
  
     Strawberry borer (Zool.), any one of several species of
        insects whose larvae burrow in the crown or roots of the
        strawberry vine. Especially:
     (a) The root borer ({Anarsia lineatella), a very small dark
         gray moth whose larvae burrow both in the larger roots
         and crown, often doing great damage.
     (b) The crown borer ({Tyloderma fragariae), 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 (Zool.), a small European spider crab
        ({Eurynome aspera); -- so called because the back is
        covered with pink tubercles.
  
     Strawberry fish (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), any one of several species
        of moths whose larvae roll up, and feed upon, the leaves
        of the strawberry vine; especially, Phoxopteris
        fragariae, and Eccopsis permundana.
  
     Strawberry moth (Zool.), any one of several species of moth
        whose larvae 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 ({Cereus
        triangularia). It has a sweetish flavor, and is slightly
        acid, pleasant, and cooling. Also, the plant bearing the
        fruit.
  
     Strawberry sawfly (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), the larva of any moth which feeds
        on the strawberry vine.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The importation of printed or stained colicoes
              appears to have been coeval with the establishment
              of the East India Company.            --Beck
                                                    (Draper's
                                                    Dict. ).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In the United States the term calico is applied only to
           the printed fabric.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Calico bass (Zool.), 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.
        [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org