Chinese gooseberry


: a subtropical vine (Actinidia deliciosa synonym A. chinensis of the family Actinidiaceae) that bears kiwifruit
also : kiwifruit

Examples of Chinese gooseberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though often called a tropical fruit, kiwis—or kiwifruits—are actually native to the grasslands and forests of China and Russia where they were originally known as the Chinese gooseberry. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Chinese gooseberry was in 1925

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“Chinese gooseberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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