The strawberry, also known by its scientific name fragaria ananassa, is a fruit. More specifically, the strawberry is an aggregate accessory fruit. Contrary to what its name suggests, a strawberry is not actually a botanical berry.
An aggregate fruit is a type of fruit that develops two or more separate pieces of fruit within a single flower. An accessory fruit is one that is formed not only from an ovary but from nearby tissue outside of the carpel of the flower. The strawberry is a fruit that has been bred and genetically modified from its original wild form into the fruit that people eat in the 21st century.