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goose·ber·ry

 (go͞os′bĕr′ē, -bə-rē, go͞oz′-)
n.
1.
a. Any of several spiny shrubs of the genus Ribes, especially R. uva-crispa of Eurasia, having lobed leaves, greenish flowers, and edible greenish to yellow or red berries.
b. The fruit of any of these plants.
2. Any of several plants bearing similar fruit.

[goose (probably shortening and alteration by folk-etymology of French groseille, gooseberry; see grossularite) + berry.]

gooseberry

(ˈɡʊzbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a Eurasian shrub, Ribes uva-crispa (or R. grossularia), having greenish, purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries: family Grossulariaceae. See also currant2
2. (Plants)
a. the berry of this plant
b. (as modifier): gooseberry jam.
3. informal Brit an unwanted single person in a group of couples, esp a third person with a couple (often in the phrase play gooseberry)
4. (Plants) Cape gooseberry a tropical American solanaceous plant, Physalis peruviana, naturalized in southern Africa, having yellow flowers and edible yellow berries. See also ground cherry

goose•ber•ry

(ˈgusˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈguz-)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the sour, sometimes prickly fruit of certain shrubs of the genus Ribes, of the saxifrage family.
2. any of these shrubs.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gooseberry - spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berriesgooseberry - spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries
gooseberry - currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies
genus Ribes, Ribes - a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.gooseberry - currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies
currant - any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams
gooseberry, gooseberry bush, Ribes grossularia, Ribes uva-crispa - spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries
Translations
كِشْمِشكِشْمِش شائِك، عِنَب الثَّعْلَب
angrešt
stikkelsbær
karviaismarjakolmas pyöräkarviainen
ogrozd
egres
garîaber
グーズベリー
구스베리
agrastas
ērkšķoga
egreš
kosmulja
krusbär
ผลไม้ชนิดหนึ่งมีลูกสีเขียว
cây lý gai

gooseberry

[ˈgʊzbərɪ]
A. N
1. (Bot) → grosella f espinosa
2. (Brit) to play gooseberryhacer de carabina
B. CPD gooseberry bush Ngrosellero m espinoso

gooseberry

[ˈgʊzbəri] n
(= fruit) → groseille f à maquereau
to play gooseberry (British)tenir la chandelle
to play gooseberry to sb → tenir la chandelle à qngoose bumps npl
(from cold) to come out in goose bumps → avoir la chair de poule
(from emotional reaction) to get goose bumps → avoir des frissonsgoose pimples npl = goose bumpsgoose step
vi [soldier] → faire le pas de l'oie
npas m de l'oie

gooseberry

n (= plant, fruit)Stachelbeere f; gooseberry bushStachelbeerstrauch m; to play gooseberry (Brit inf) → Anstandswauwau spielen (inf), → das fünfte Rad am Wagen sein

gooseberry

[ˈgʊzbrɪ] nuva spina
to play gooseberry (Brit) → tenere or reggere la candela

gooseberry

(ˈguzbəri) , ((American) ˈgu:s-) nounplural ˈgooseberries
a round, whiskery, edible green berry.

gooseberry

كِشْمِش angrešt stikkelsbær Stachelbeere φραγκοστάφυλο grosella espinosa karviaismarja groseille à maquereau ogrozd uva spina グーズベリー 구스베리 kruisbes stikkelsbær agrest groselha espinhosa крыжовник krusbär ผลไม้ชนิดหนึ่งมีลูกสีเขียว Bektaşi üzümü cây lý gai 醋栗
References in classic literature ?
At some distance behind the house were an ash grove and two orchards: a cherry orchard, with gooseberry and currant bushes between the rows, and an apple orchard, sheltered by a high hedge from the hot winds.
Dickon had bought penny packages of flower seeds now and then and sown bright sweet-scented things among gooseberry bushes and even cabbages and he grew borders of mignonette and pinks and pansies and things whose seeds he could save year after year or whose roots would bloom each spring and spread in time into fine clumps.
Stewed beef and carrots and gooseberry tart, for Number Two.
AFTER losing them, he ran on four legs and went faster, so that I think he might have got away altogether if he had not unfortunately run into a gooseberry net, and got caught by the large buttons on his jacket.
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
There was none of the strong ale here, of course, but wine and dessert-- sparkling gooseberry for the young ones, and some good sherry for the mothers.
Norris that she would be a good girl; in vain did Lady Bertram smile and make her sit on the sofa with herself and pug, and vain was even the sight of a gooseberry tart towards giving her comfort; she could scarcely swallow two mouthfuls before tears interrupted her, and sleep seeming to be her likeliest friend, she was taken to finish her sorrows in bed.
But her face was a larger and freer copy, and her mouth in especial a happy divergence from that conservative orifice, a little pair of lips at once plump and pinched, that looked, when closed, as if they could not open wider than to swallow a gooseberry or to emit an "Oh, dear, no
We passed into a tangle of gooseberry bushes where, at his statesmanlike example, we crawled on all fours, and regained the hedge.
The Major looked at him rather queerly with his good-humoured gooseberry eyes.
They walked around to the back of the house, between the rigid gooseberry bushes.
In the same breath he told him that he was a gentleman, that a messenger's life was practically that of a blanky slave, and that a young man of spirit who wished to add to his already large fortune would have a bit on Giant Gooseberry for the City and Suburban.