a climbing shrub, Actinidia chinensis, native to China and cultivated commercially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
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Origin of Chinese gooseberry
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called yang tao.
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British Dictionary definitions for chinese gooseberry
another name for kiwi fruit
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