Chinese gooseberry
noun Date: 1925 a subtropical vine (Actinidia deliciosa syn. A. chinensis of the family Actinidiaceae) that bears kiwifruit; also kiwifruit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chinese gooseberry — n. KIWI (n. 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Chinese gooseberry — kininė aktinidija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aktinidijinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Actinidia deliciosa), paplitęs rytų Azijoje, kitur – auginamas. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Actinidia chinensis var.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Chinese gooseberry — Chi′nese goose′berry n. pln a Chinese climbing shrub, Actinidia chinensis, of the family Actinidiaceae, cultivated in New Zealand for its edible fruit Compare kiwi 2) • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Chinese gooseberry — 1. a climbing shrub, Actinidia chinensis, native to China and cultivated commercially in New Zealand for its edible fruit. 2. kiwi (def. 2). Also called yang tao. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chinese gooseberry — noun kiwi fruit …   Wiktionary

  • Chinese gooseberry — noun former term for kiwi fruit …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chinese gooseberry — /tʃaɪniz ˈgʊzbəri/ (say chuyneez goozbuhree) noun → kiwifruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chinese gooseberry — noun 1. climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat • Syn: ↑kiwi, ↑kiwi vine, ↑Actinidia chinensis, ↑Actinidia deliciosa • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gooseberry (disambiguation) — The gooseberry is a species of Ribes , native to Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia.Gooseberry may also refer to:* Barbados gooseberry, an unusual cactus * Cape gooseberry, a species of Physalis indigenous to South America *… …   Wikipedia

  • gooseberry — noun a) A fruit closely related to the currant. We had a good haul of gooseberries from our tree this year. b) Any of several other unrelated fruits, such as the Chinese gooseberry (kiwifruit) and the Indian gooseberry (amla). Robert and Susan… …   Wiktionary

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