American gooseberry


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

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First Known Use of American gooseberry

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“American gooseberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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