ki·​wi·​fruit | \ ˈkē-(ˌ)wē-ˌfrüt How to pronounce kiwifruit (audio) \

Definition of kiwifruit

: 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 The Bay of Plenty region, where the port is located, is known for its kiwifruit industry, which relies on a seasonal workforce from overseas. Stephen Wright, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 Green kiwifruit specifically contains a natural digestive enzyme known as actinidin that can break down protein and improve function at both the gastric and intestinal levels. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2020 Brondo also shares that both green and gold kiwifruit contain a natural enzyme called actinidin that breaks down protein and makes a delicious marinade. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2020 Cassetty says one of the best things people can eat at night is kiwifruit. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2020 Foods high in vitamin C include (in order from the highest): red peppers, oranges, kiwifruit, green pepper, broccoli (higher when cooked), strawberries, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, tomatoes, and cantaloupe. Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, 19 Mar. 2020 Pavlova and Updated ’80s Desserts Christmas in New Zealand would not be complete without a pillowy pavlova topped with fresh cream, strawberries, and kiwifruit. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, 25 July 2018 Such was the objective in pruning hardy kiwifruits planted as ornamentals at old estates. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 6 Feb. 2018 Foods high in vitamin C include bell peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries and Brussels sprouts. Joe, The Seattle Times, 4 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of kiwifruit

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Kiwifruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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ki·​wi·​fruit | \ -ˌfrüt How to pronounce kiwifruit (audio) \

Kids Definition of kiwifruit

: the fruit of a Chinese vine having a fuzzy brown skin and slightly tart green flesh


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