Chinese gooseberry


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Chinese gooseberry

n.

Chinese gooseberry

n
(Plants) another name for kiwi fruit

Chi′nese goose′berry


n.
a Chinese climbing shrub, Actinidia chinensis, of the family Actinidiaceae, cultivated in New Zealand for its edible fruit. Compare kiwi (def. 2).
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese gooseberry - climbing vine native to ChinaChinese gooseberry - climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
kiwi fruit, Chinese gooseberry, kiwi - fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
Actinidia, genus Actinidia - small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.Chinese gooseberry - fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green fleshChinese gooseberry - fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi vine - climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
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1 The kiwifruit is also known as a Chinese gooseberry.
Soon known as the Chinese gooseberry, New Zealand growers exported it around the world.
The fruit, native to China, was first grown commercially in New Zealand and named the Chinese gooseberry.
Fifty-one years ago, a produce manager responded to a single consumer's request for a Chinese gooseberry she saw in New Zealand," she said.
Marketers didn't like the name Chinese gooseberry, so they renamed the fruit "kiwi" after a bird that it resembles.
The kiwifruit actually originated in China and was known initially as the Chinese gooseberry when seeds were first transported to New Zealand.
The kiwifruit originated in China and was known initially as the Chinese gooseberry when seeds were first transported to New Zealand.