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1. A tropical American cactus (Pereskia aculeata) with climbing spiny stems, broad leaves, and clusters of fragrant white, yellowish, or pinkish flowers.
2. The small yellow fruit of this plant, used to make jellies and preserves.
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|Noun||1.||Barbados gooseberry - West Indian woody climber with spiny stems and numerous fragrant white flowers in panicles followed by small yellow to orange fruits|
blade apple, Barbados gooseberry - small yellow to orange fruit of the Barbados gooseberry cactus used in desserts and preserves and jellies
genus Peireskia, genus Pereskia, Peireskia, Pereskia - genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
|2.||Barbados gooseberry - small yellow to orange fruit of the Barbados gooseberry cactus used in desserts and preserves and jellies|
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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