capitalized in some classifications : a genus of shrubs (family Saxifragaceae) now usually included in the genus Ribes and characterized by spines at the nodes and by fruit that does not disarticulate from the stalk
plural -s : grossularite

Word History


New Latin, irregular from French groseille gooseberry (from Old French grosele) + New Latin -aria

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“Grossularia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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