Definition of Gooseberry bush

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

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gooseberry Bush

goose grease
goose is cooked
goose liver
goose parvovirus
goose pimple
goose pimples
goose plum
goose skin
goose step
goose up
goose viral hepatitis
goose wing
goose wings
gooseberry bush (current term)
gooseberry family
gooseberry rust

Literary usage of Gooseberry bush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Architecture of Birds by James Rennie (1833)
"On the road,' says the Reverend John Hall, ' between Huntley and Portsoy, I observed two magpies hopping round a gooseberry bush, in a small garden near a ..."

2. Under the Red Crescent: Adventures of an English Surgeon with the Turkish by Charles Snodgrass Ryan, John Sandes (1897)
"... runs a Banker—A Ghastly Find in a gooseberry bush. ALTHOUGH I could speak Turkish sufficiently to make myself understood for ordinary ..."

3. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"No; if you want to have gooseberries, ma'am, better get a proper gooseberry-bush in its place! The old Goth! He can't be made to understand that things can ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... a gooseberry-bush, are based on the OF. forms. It has been supposed that E. gooseberry is,in its first syllable, also of OF. origin: see gooseberry. ..."

5. Gems of Irish Wit and Humor by H. P. Kelly (1906)
"... the English- min chose an oak, but Pat said: "If you plaze your honor, I'd rather be hung on a gooseberry bush." "That's not big enough," said the judge ..."

6. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1885)
"The Prickly-fruited Gooseberry-bush of Canada and the Eastern States of the ... The ordinary Gooseberry-bush. Europe, North-Africa, extra- tropical Asia, ..."

7. Practical and Scientific Fruit Culture by Charles R. Baker (1866)
"Maher states that if the gooseberry bush is crowded with superfluous shoots of ... The gooseberry bush is seldom retained in bearing for many years in the ..."

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