You can also see the remains of the “gooseberry”—the artificial breakwater the Allies created off the beach.
Why should they not have a cherry, or a gooseberry, as well as bigger children?'
Preserved fruit was served with the fish, and gooseberry jam with the roast.
Wandering amongst the gooseberry bushes she met her missing friend, in company with a stranger.
She gave me a doughnut and a piece of cheese as well as a gooseberry tart.
The little scullery-maid was wandering among the gooseberry bushes with a very disconsolate look on her face.
This is a great day, the day when Mamma Gerard makes her gooseberry preserves.
On the banks of the creek there are some groves of gooseberry bushes with small green berries on them.
The roots of the gooseberry will, if only indirectly, help in this decay.
To recipe for gooseberry Patties (see No. 648) add two tablespoons of dried and sifted crumbs.
1530s, perhaps from German Krausebeere or Kräuselbeere, related to Middle Dutch croesel "gooseberry," and to German kraus "crispy, curly" [Klein, etc.]. Under this theory, gooseberry would be folk etymology. But OED editors find no reason to prefer this to a literal reading, because "the grounds on which plants and fruits have received names associating them with animals are so commonly inexplicable, that the want of appropriateness in the meaning affords no sufficient ground for assuming that the word is an etymological corruption."