Definition of Gooseberry

1. Noun. Spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries.

Exact synonyms: Gooseberry Bush, Ribes Grossularia, Ribes Uva-crispa
Group relationships: Genus Ribes, Ribes
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



2. Noun. Currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies.
Generic synonyms: Currant
Group relationships: Gooseberry Bush, Ribes Grossularia, Ribes Uva-crispa

Definition of Gooseberry

1. n. Any thorny shrub of the genus Ribes; also, the edible berries of such shrub. There are several species, of which Ribes Grossularia is the one commonly cultivated.

Definition of Gooseberry

1. Noun. A fruit closely related to the currant. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several other unrelated fruits, such as the Chinese gooseberry (kiwifruit) and the Indian gooseberry (amla). ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly British) an additional person that is neither necessary nor wanted in a given situation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gooseberry

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Gooseberry

1. A segment polarity gene of Drosophila. Contains the paired box domain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gooseberry

goose grass
goose grease
goose is cooked
goose liver
goose parvovirus
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goose pimples
goose plum
goose skin
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goose up
goose viral hepatitis
goose wing
goose wings
gooseberries
gooseberry (current term)
gooseberry bush
gooseberry family
gooseberry rust
gooseberrying
gooseberrylike
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goosebumpy
goosecap
goosecaps
goosecoid
goosecreekite
goosed
goosefish

Literary usage of Gooseberry

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1. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1812)
"gooseberry is viewed from the beacon over the point of land running out from it. The E. gooseberry bears s. 26 a>. and it is shoal as far as the w. breaker. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Downing gooseberry. packed in boxes of earth, which are stored in a cold cellar. ... The gooseberry, as a rule, is affected seriously by only two plant ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"If standards arc desired, the gooseberry may be with advantage grafted or budded on stocks of some other species of Л'. '>' •. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"(AN) The wild gooseberry is a small, straggling bush, nearly resembling the cultivated plant—the branches being thickly set with sharp spines, standing out ..."

5. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"The cultivation of the gooseberry in gardens was first successfully undertaken by ... The gooseberry is represented in the United States by several species, ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"If standards are desired, the gooseberry may be with advantage grafted or budded on stocks of some other species of A':/>< .v, Л'. aureum, the ornamental ..."

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