Is a strawberry really a berry?

           The answers is no. In botanical terms, a fruit is the mature ovary of a flower within which seeds develop. The soft outer flesh of a true berry is formed by the ovary's outer wall and contains one to many seeds within. Example is tomatoes, grapes and even oranges. Technically speaking, strawberries are not true berries, but aggregate fruits. Each of the little dots studding the outside is itself a fruit, known as an alchene. A nut is similar to an alchene but has a hard, dry outer ovary wall.

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