English gooseberry

noun

Definition of English gooseberry

: a stocky Eurasian shrub (Ribes grossularia) with greenish flowers and pubescent and glandular fruit that is the source of most of the European cultivated gooseberries and a parent of many of those grown in America and is often an escape in eastern North America

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“English gooseberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20gooseberry. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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