Definition of Chinese gooseberry

1. Noun. Climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat.

Exact synonyms: Actinidia Chinensis, Actinidia Deliciosa, Kiwi, Kiwi Vine
Terms within: Kiwi, Kiwi Fruit
Group relationships: Actinidia, Genus Actinidia
Generic synonyms: Vine



2. Noun. Fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh.
Exact synonyms: Kiwi, Kiwi Fruit
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Actinidia Chinensis, Actinidia Deliciosa, Kiwi, Kiwi Vine

Definition of Chinese gooseberry

1. Noun. kiwi fruit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinese Gooseberry

Chinese desert cats
Chinese dragon
Chinese dragons
Chinese edible frog
Chinese eight-ball
Chinese elm
Chinese evergreen
Chinese fire drill
Chinese fire drills
Chinese folk religion
Chinese forget-me-not
Chinese fried rice
Chinese ginger
Chinese goose
Chinese gooseberries
Chinese gooseberry
Chinese grapefruit
Chinese grapefruits
Chinese hamster
Chinese hamsters
Chinese hawthorn
Chinese hibiscus
Chinese holly
Chinese jujube
Chinese juniper
Chinese junipers
Chinese kale
Chinese lacquer tree
Chinese lantern
Chinese lantern plant

Literary usage of Chinese gooseberry

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1. The Canton Chinese: Or, The American's Sojourn in the Celestial Empire by Osmond Tiffany (1849)
"There is another fruit, the proper name of which I do not remember, but it is called by Europeans the chinese gooseberry. It is a little larger than a hen's ..."

2. A Journey to the Tea Countries of China: Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea by Robert Fortune (1852)
"Other fruits—such as the loquat (Eriobotrya japonica), the chinese gooseberry (Averrhoa Carambola), ..."

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