gooseberry bush


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gooseberry bush

n
1. (Plants) See gooseberry1
2. under a gooseberry bush used humorously in answering children's questions regarding their birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gooseberry bush - spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berriesgooseberry bush - 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
References in classic literature ?
"At a hundred human paces from here there sits a little snail in her house, on a gooseberry bush; she is quite lonely, and old enough to be married.
They walked around to the back of the house, between the rigid gooseberry bushes. It was Zeena's habit, when they came back late from the village, to leave the key of the kitchen door under the mat.
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.
We passed into a tangle of gooseberry bushes where, at his statesmanlike example, we crawled on all fours, and regained the hedge.
'In less than five minutes' time, Tom was ensconced in the room opposite the bar--the very room where he had imagined the fire blazing--before a substantial, matter-of-fact, roaring fire, composed of something short of a bushel of coals, and wood enough to make half a dozen decent gooseberry bushes, piled half-way up the chimney, and roaring and crackling with a sound that of itself would have warmed the heart of any reasonable man.
It seems but yesterday to me, John, when you were a little creature, a head shorter than Master Copperfield, making baby love to Annie behind the gooseberry bushes in the back-garden.'
Q My gooseberry bush was eaten earlier this year and someone suggested it could be the sawfly.
And on balmy Star jasmine have small flowers with big power The smell of Lonicera Honeysuckle 'Graham Thomas' gets more powerful at night The smell of Lonicera Honeysuckle 'Graham Thomas' gets more powerful at night Wisteria doesn't shine for long Flowering lilacs are an old favourite The witch hazel bloom is unusual The fragrant viburnum flowers right through the winter months QMy gooseberry bush was eaten earlier this year and someone suggested it could be the sawfly.
Last week Steve Hayward of Birmingham asked for advice on his gooseberry bush, which has leaves that disappear and no fruit.