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Barren strawberry



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.
Historical Examples

Dog-violets, barren strawberry, and the yellowish-green spurge are in flower there now.
The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies

One tiny white flower of barren strawberry has ventured to bloom.
The Open Air Richard Jefferies

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    not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: a barren woman. unproductive; unfruitful: barren land. without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in American architecture. mentally unproductive; dull; stupid. not producing results; fruitless: a barren effort. destitute; bereft; lacking (usually followed by of): barren of tender feelings. Usually, barrens. level or slightly rolling […]

  • Barrens

    not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: a barren woman. unproductive; unfruitful: barren land. without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in American architecture. mentally unproductive; dull; stupid. not producing results; fruitless: a barren effort. destitute; bereft; lacking (usually followed by of): barren of tender feelings. Usually, barrens. level or slightly rolling […]



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