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barren strawberry

noun
1.
a low-growing plant, Waldsteinia fragarioides, of the rose family, native to north temperate regions, having long stalks with three toothed leaflets and yellow flowers.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; so called because the fruit is dry and inedible
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