ki·​wi·​fruit ˈkē-(ˌ)wē-ˌfrüt How to pronounce kiwifruit (audio)
: the edible fruit of a Chinese gooseberry having a fuzzy brown skin and slightly acidic typically green flesh

Examples of kiwifruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certain Zespri brand kiwifruit have been voluntarily recalled due to possible listeria contamination.1 The recall affects one-pound clear plastic clamshells of organic green kiwifruit bearing the Zespri brand name. Health Editorial Team, Health, 8 Aug. 2023 The organic green kiwifruit subject to recall was shipped between June 14, 2023 and July 7, 2023, and sold at retail locations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 10 Aug. 2023 Green organic kiwifruit is being recalled in more than a dozen states due to potentially deadly listeria poisoning. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2023 Any kiwifruit shipped after August 7, 2023 is also not affected. Health Editorial Team, Health, 8 Aug. 2023 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 Entire farms funded by organizations like USAID and the German development agency GIZ could be labeled foreign intelligence operations while growing tomatoes, blueberries and kiwifruit. Will Cathcart, CNN, 10 Mar. 2023 Green kiwifruit contains a compound called actinidin that may enhance digestion and calm gut inflammation. Markham Heid, Time, 4 Jan. 2023 Green kiwifruit is one of the very few foods that research has linked to symptom improvements. Markham Heid, Time, 4 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kiwifruit was in 1965

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“Kiwifruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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ki·​wi·​fruit -ˌfrüt How to pronounce kiwifruit (audio)
: the edible fruit of a Chinese vine having a fuzzy brown skin and slightly tart green flesh
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