American gooseberry

noun

Definition of American gooseberry

: any of several tropical American shrubs constituting a genus Heterotrichum of the family Melastomaceae and being often cultivated in warm regions for their showy panicles of white or pink flowers

First Known Use of American gooseberry

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“American gooseberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20gooseberry. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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