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Chinese gooseberry

noun
1.
a climbing shrub, Actinidia chinensis, native to China and cultivated commercially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
2.
kiwi (def 2).
Also called yang tao.
Origin of Chinese gooseberry
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for Chinese gooseberry

Chinese gooseberry

noun
1.
another name for kiwi fruit
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