Chinese gooseberry


noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for Chinese gooseberry

Chinese gooseberry

noun

another name for kiwi fruit
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