(pron. Ho'-ooy). A strawberry; so called either from the haut bois (high woods) of Bohemia whence it was imported, or from its haut-bois (long-stalk). The latter is the more probable, and furnishes the etymology of the musical instrument also, which has a long mouth-reed.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894