Definition of kiwi fruit in English:

Share this entry

kiwi fruit

Pronunciation: /ˈkēwē fro͞ot/
(also kiwifruit)

noun (plural same)

A fruit with a thin hairy skin, green flesh, and black seeds. Also called Chinese gooseberry.
  • This fruit is obtained from the eastern Asian climbing plant Actinidia chinensis (family Actinidiaceae).
Example sentences
  • Junior's fruit platter came with grapes, apples, bananas and kiwi fruit.
  • Good sources of vitamin C include peppers, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, oranges and kiwi fruit.
  • Back in 1953, there were no avocados, no kiwi fruit, and not a suspicion of mozzarella and tomato pizza.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ki·wi fruit

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.