English gooseberry


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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