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gooseberry

Saltos de línea: goose|berry
Pronunciación: /ˈɡʊzb(ə)ri
 
, ˈɡuːs-/

Definición de gooseberry en inglés:

sustantivo (plural gooseberries)

1A round edible yellowish-green or reddish berry with a thin translucent hairy skin.
Example sentences
  • Apples, crab apples, gooseberries, and some plums and grapes usually contain enough natural pectin to form a gel.
  • Outdoor-grown rhubarb is the only indigenous fruit till the gooseberries and very early strawberries show their faces next month.
  • ‘Josta’ berry takes the looks of a gooseberry, removes the thorns, and makes it sweeter.
2The thorny European shrub which bears gooseberries.
  • Ribes grossularia, family Grossulariaceae
Example sentences
  • Every time my gooseberry bush starts to bear fruit, it develops a fungus.
  • There were figs, walnuts, mulberries, apples, pears, damsons, gooseberries, elderberries, raspberries - and chickens, which we had inherited from the previous owners.
  • To the rear of Old Hall is a large walled garden that has lawns and a variety of plants and shrubs, as well as strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, plum and apple trees.
3British informal A third person in the company of two people, especially lovers, who would prefer to be alone: they didn’t want me playing gooseberry on their first date
[from gooseberry-picker, referring to an activity used as a pretext for the lovers to be together]
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I was playing gooseberry at Sunday lunch in Dunbrody House, Wexford.
  • I stayed for the next two days, but seeing Beth and Steve together made me feel a bit of a gooseberry.

Origen

mid 16th century: the first element perhaps from goose, or perhaps based on Old French groseille, altered because of an unexplained association with the bird.

Words that rhyme with gooseberry

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