Definition of Chinese gooseberry in English:

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Chinese gooseberry

noun

Former term for kiwi fruit.
Example sentences
  • The kiwi fruit, originally known as the Chinese gooseberry, was renamed to reflect its connection with New Zealand.
  • I read in trade magazines just the other day that the Chinese - from whence kiwi-fruit came; it was originally the Chinese gooseberry - are getting into the market in a big way themselves.
  • Kiwifruit used to be known as Chinese gooseberries.
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