Definition of Gooseberry family
1. Noun. In some classifications considered a part of the family Saxifragaceae: plants whose fruit is a berry.
Generic synonyms: Plant Family
Group relationships: Order Rosales, Rosales
Member holonyms: Genus Ribes, Ribes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gooseberry Family
Literary usage of Gooseberry family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"GROSSULARIACEAE Dumort. Anal. Fam. 37. gooseberry family. 1829. Shrubs, with alternate often fascicled usually lobed petioled leaves, and racemose or ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... of the blossoms grow from the axils, or ends of the branches and their rare charm ¡s only lessened by their lack of fragrance. THE gooseberry family. ..."
3. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"gooseberry family. RIBES L. 1138. R. aureum Pursh. Permanently established on shore of Lake Huron, CK Dodge. *1139. ..."