Definition of Ribes grossularia
1. Noun. Spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries.
Terms within: Gooseberry
Group relationships: Genus Ribes, Ribes
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Ribes grossularia
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"It is thought by some authorities to have been a hybrid between Houghton and ribes grossularia, the European species. The Downing is still more largely ..."
2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"The gooseberry ; and also the gooseberry tree, ribes grossularia. ft. non-spino sa. (L. non, not; spino- tus, thorny. ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Fruit of ribes grossularia, L.—North. Hal. Wr.; Yks. (Whitby). ' We'll soon find out if he's Yorkshire,' said the Londoner, ' ask him if he likes berry-pie. ..."