noun goose·ber·ry \ˈgüs-ˌber-ē, ˈgüz-, -b(ə-)rē, chiefly British ˈgz-\

: a small green berry that has a sour taste

: an extra person who is present when two other people (such as lovers) want to be alone together

Full Definition of GOOSEBERRY

a :  the acid usually prickly fruit of any of several shrubs (genus Ribes, especially R. hirtellum of the United States and R. uva-crispa of Europe) grouped especially formerly in the saxifrage family but now often placed in a separate family (Grossulariaceae, the gooseberry family)
b :  a shrub bearing gooseberries
:  currant 2

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noun goose·ber·ry \ˈgüs-ˌber-ē, ˈgüz-\
plural goose·ber·ries

Definition of GOOSEBERRY for Kids

:  the sour berry of a thorny bush related to the currant
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