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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
 


 Straw,Strawberry Preachers. 

 
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