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1 The common strawberry, the Fragaria vesca of Linnæus. See B. xxi. c. 50. A native of the Alps and the forests of Gaul, it was unknown to the Greeks.
2 The Arbutus unedo of Linnæus. It is one of the ericaceous trees, and its fruit bears a considerable resemblance to the strawberry—otherwise there is not the slightest affinity between them. The taste of the arbute is poor indeed, compared to that of the strawberry.
3 He suggests that it is so called from "unum edo," "I eat but one;" a rather fanciful etymology, it would seem.
4 This supposition is not warranted, from merely the fact of there being two names.
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